DFO: Timeline Extended for Harvesters to Implement Lower Breaking Strength Gear Modifications
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced that the timeline for non-tended fixed gear, trap and pot commercial fisheries in Atlantic Canada and Quebec to implement lower breaking strength gear modifications has been extended to 2024.
The DFO said it is “reviewing available information to ensure that lower breaking strength fishing gear is safe, effective at protecting whales, and readily available. This is important for supporting harvesters as they transition successfully to equipment that better protects endangered whales.”
“The Department will continue its support for various whalesafe gear...
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