FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

nf.21.051

2021-025

 

April 8, 2021 

2021 SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENING IN CRAB FISHING AREA (CFA) 3A, 3B, 3D IN NAFO DIVISION 3K

DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on Monday April 19, 2021 for the purpose of travelling to the fishing ground in the following areas in NAFO Division 3K:

- Inshore Crab Fishing Areas 3A

- Inshore Crab Fishing Areas 3B

- Inshore Crab Fishing Areas in 3D

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 6:00AM on Monday, April 19 is prohibited.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2021-020 has been revoked and Variation Order 2021-025 comes into effect on April 9, 2021.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
E-Mail: martin.henri@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Tel: (709) 772-4911