Recreational Groundfish Fishery Details


DFO says that in 2018, the recreational groundfish fishery will be open for a total of 39 days. For the 2018 season, there is no requirement for licences or tags.

The recreational groundfish fishery will occur in all NAFO areas /subareas around Newfoundland and Labrador, which includes 2GH, 2J3KL, 3Ps, 3Pn, and 4R. Fishing is not permitted in the Eastport and Gilbert Bay Marine Protected Areas.

Recreational fishers are limited to five (5) groundfish per day (including Cod). However, the maximum boat limit when three or more people are fishing is 15 groundfish.

Dates of seasons Summer Season:

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018 to Monday, July 2, 2018

  • Saturday, July 7, 2018 to Monday, July 09, 2018

  • Saturday, July 14, 2018 to Monday, July 16, 2018

  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 to Monday, July 23, 2018

  • Saturday, July 28, 2018 to Monday, July 30, 2018

  • Saturday, August 4, 2018 to Monday, August 6, 2018

  • Saturday, August 11, 2018 to Monday, August 13, 2018

  • Saturday, August 18, 2018 to Monday, August 20, 2018

  • Saturday, August 25, 2018 to Monday, August 27, 2018

  • Saturday, September 1, 2018 to Monday, September 3, 2018

Fall Season:

  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018.


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