The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced today the harp seal fishery on “The Front” off the northeast coast of Newfoundland will open Thursday, April 12, at 6 a.m.

For seal harvesters based in sealings areas 4 to 8, that means the harp seal fishery will re-open on that day.

The seal fishery will open for Front longliners, area 5 to 8, small boats and speed boats, all Area 4 vessels, and personal use licence classes N100 to N106,  N300 to N302 and N400. Full Telegram story is here