FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
June 22, 2018
Soft-Shell Closed Area for Crab in NAFO Division 3K
DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grid quadrant in Crab Fishing Area 3B in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing Snow crab at midnight on Sunday, June 24, 2018 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
Grid quadrant AF 25-A
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 AF 25-A is defined as the area bounded by the following coordinates:
50° 10' North, 56° 20 ' West; 50° 05' North, 56° 20' West; 50° 05' North, 56° 15' West; 50° 10' North, 56° 15' West; and, 50° 10' North, 56° 20' West.
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