FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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2021-082

 

Jun. 8, 2021 

Soft-Shell Closed Area for Crab in NAFO Division 3K 

DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grids in Crab Fishing Area 3C in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing Snow crab at midnight on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab: 

1. Grid AH 27D 

These grids will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in this grid quadrant must be removed immediately. Gear must be hauled and not reset on your next fishing trip. 

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2021-078 has been revoked and Variation Order 2021-082 comes into effect on June 9, 2021.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:

Kelly Dooley
A/Resource Manager
Email: Kelly.dooley@dfo-mpo.gc.ca