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Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 3K

6/13/2018

 

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

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Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 3K

 

DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grid in Crab Fishing Area 4 in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Friday, June 15, 2018 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:

 

1. Grid AD40

 

This grid will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in this grid shall be removed on your next fishing trip.

 

The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on August 15, 2018, 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and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2018-090 and 2018-092 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2018-101 and 2018-102 come into effect on June 14, 2018.

 

"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 : janet.warren@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

 

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For information, contact:

David Ball

Resource Management

Tel.(709) 772-3732

Email: dave.ball@dfo-mpo.gc.ca