FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
May. 25, 2018
Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 3K
DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, that the following grids in Crab Fishing Area 4 in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Sunday, May 27, 2018 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
1. Grid AF45
2. Grid AG45
These quadrants will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in these quadrants shall be removed on your next fishing trip.
The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on July 27, 2018, if the shrimp fishery is open at that time.
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