Consultation on the recreational scallop fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador

Current status: Closed
Opened on February 6, 2018, and will close to new input on April 6, 2018.

We’re seeking feedback to inform changes to management measures used in the recreational scallop fishery. We recognize the importance of recreational fishing to the culture and life of local communities.

Harvesting scallop recreationally happens mainly in nearshore areas throughout Newfoundland and Labrador where Icelandic and sea scallops are common. Daily bag and possession limits are implemented to ensure localized concentrations aren’t over-harvested.

Harvests are conducted by:

The daily harvest limit is set at 50 meats and the possession limit is 100 meats (twice the daily bag limit).

How to participate

You may join the conversation by providing comments, written submissions or any related questions directly to DFO.NLRecScallop-PetonclesRecrTNL.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

You may also mail your feedback to:

Recreational Scallop Public Consultations
Resource Management and Indigenous Fisheries
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
PO Box 5667
St. John’s NL  A1C 5X1

Who is the focus of this consultation

This consultation seeks comments from stakeholders, including:

Key questions for discussion

We’d like your feedback on any aspect of the recreational scallop fishery. Suggested topics include the following:

Harvest season

Catch limits

Gear

Openings and closures

Contact us

Recreational Scallop Public Consultations
Resource Management and Indigenous Fisheries
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
PO Box 5667
St. John’s NL  A1C 5X1
Email: DFO.NLRecScallop-PetonclesRecrTNL.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca