January 20, 2021 

2021 Area Selection Applications Available for 3L Inshore Crab Harvesters

DFO wishes to advise crab harvesters that applications are available at their area licencing centers and detachment offices for the following inshore Crab Fishing Areas 5A, 6A, and 6B. Harvesters can obtain an application by contacting the area licencing center or detachment office by phone or e-mail. Applications can also be requested from the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).

Please note Area Selection Applications only need to be completed if you are looking to move areas.

If you do not fill out the form you will remain in the area you were licensed for in 2020. Applications must be received by close of business day on February 26, 2021.

Applications can be returned to the following address:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Client Services Centre- Eastern, Central and Labrador

Attn: Kelly Firmage-O'Brien

PO Box 5667

St. John's, NL A1C 5X1

E-mail: kelly.firmage-o'

FAX # 709-772-5634

“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:


Contact :

Kelly Firmage-O'Brien
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 772-5845
E-mail: kelly.firmage-o'


David Small
Area Chief, Resource Management
Tel. (709) 292-5167