In­shore cod fish­ery closes

The Southern Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

The Depart­ment of Fish­eries and Oceans has ad­vised the an­nual cod spawn­ing clo­sure in in­ner Placentia Bay came into ef­fect Sun­day, Jan. 1.

This clo­sure ap­plies to all ves­sel classes for all wa­ters of Placentia Bay in­side (north­ward) of lines drawn be­tween the fol­low­ing points: Baker’s Cove Point to Brim­stone Head; Sound Is­land Point to Tobin’s Point; the south­ern tip of Bar Haven Is­land to the south­ern tip of Ship Is­land and the south­ern tip of Ship Is­land to Jig­ging Point.

The clo­sure will re­main in ef­fect un­til the fish­ery re­opens in May.

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