FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

nf.21.038

2021-020

 

March 31, 2021

2021 SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENING FOR Inshore 3L, 3Ps, and 4R3Pn

DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 12:00 am (midnight) on Monday, April 5, 2021 for the purpose of travelling to the fishing ground, and gear can be set 6 hours later at 6:00 am on Monday, April 5, 2021 for the following areas:

- Inshore Crab fishing areas in 3L

- Inshore Crab fishing areas in 3Ps

- Inshore Crab fishing areas in 4R3Pn

Fish harvesters are reminded that they are not authorized to set Crab traps until 6 hours after the Snow Crab fishery season has opened. Therefore, any setting of Crab traps or possession of Crab before 6:00 am on Monday April 5, 2021 is prohibited.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2020-270 has been revoked and Variation Order 2021-020 comes into effect on April 1, 2021.

"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

If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: beverly.piccott@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

Contact:

Martin Henri
Senior Resource Manager
Resource Management and Indigenous Fisheries
Tel: (709) 772-4911
E-Mail: martin.henri@dfo-mpo.gc.ca