FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
May. 30, 2018
Soft-Shell Closed Area for Crab in NAFO Division 3L
DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grid quadrant in Crab Fishing Area 6A in NAFO Division 3L will close to fishing Snow crab at midnight on Friday, June 1, 2018 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
Grid quadrant F10-C
This grid quadrant will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in this grid quadrant shall be removed on your next fishing trip.
Grid quadrant F10-C is defined as the area bounded by the following coordinates:
48° 25' North, 53° 00 ' West; 48° 20' North, 53° 00 ' West; 48° 20' North, 52° 55' West; 48° 25' North, 52° 55' West; and, 48° 25' North, 53° 00' West.
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