May 19, 2020


Announcement of the opening of the Snow crab fishery in area 13

Quebec Region announces the delay of the opening of the snow crab fishing season in area 13. At the request of industry representatives, the opening, originally scheduled for May 11, 2020, has been postponed to May 19, 2020, 9:40 a.m. (EDT).

Conservation Harvesting Plan for 2020:

The other management measures remain the same and are detailed in the 2020 Conservation Harvesting Plan for Area 13 Snow Crab Fishery, available on the DFO website at the following address:

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - Information for industry:

Canadian fisheries and aquaculture sectors provide the world with sustainably-sourced, high quality, high value, fish and seafood.

Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard is committed to supporting our fisheries and aquaculture industry during these difficult times. The Government of Canada is taking the necessary steps to ensure that you can continue to operate safely and effectively and we will continue to keep you informed of the latest developments.

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For more information, please contact the Fisheries and Oceans Canada North Shore
Area office at 418-962-6314.