April 4, 2019

2019 SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENING FOR Offshore 3LNO, 3Ps, and 4R3Pn

DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 for the following:

- 3L Small Supps, 3L Large Supps and 3L Greater than 65' fleet.

- 3Ps Supplementary fleet

- 4R Outside of 8 mile fleet.

Fish harvesters are reminded that they are not authorized to set Crab traps until 72 hours after the Snow Crab fishery season has opened. Therefore, any setting of Crab traps or possession of Crab before 06:00 hours on Monday, April 8 is prohibited.

Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2018-371 has been revoked and Variation Order 2019-026 comes into effect on April 5, 2018.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

If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact :



Martin Henri

Senior Resource Manager

Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries

Tel: (709) 772-4911