FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
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 9A inner in NAFO Division 3L will close to fishing Snow crab at midnight on Friday, June 22, 2018 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
Grid quadrant P4-B
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 P4-B is defined as the area bounded by the following coordinates:
46° 50' North, 53° 55 ' West; 46° 45' North, 53° 55' West; 46° 45' North, 53° 50' West; 46° 50' North, 53° 50' West; and, 46° 50' North, 53° 55' West.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2018-108 has been revoked and Variation Order 2018-111 comes into effect on June 21, 2018.
"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/e0004341
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