FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
July 19, 2021
Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 2J
DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grids in Crab Fishing Area 2 in NAFO Division 2J north will close to fishing for both Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
Grid B 25
Grid B 26
Grid C 25
These grids will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in these grids must be removed immediately. Gear must be hauled and not reset on your next fishing trip.
The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on September 19, 2021, if the shrimp fishery is open at that time.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2021-158 and 2021-159 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2021-180 and 2021-181 come into effect on July 20, 2021.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 https://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/en
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