FFAW is pleased to see that DFO listened to concerns put forth by the union to extend the snow crab fishery in all of 3K.
From DFO this afternoon:
Notice to Fish Harvesters - Snow crab Season Extension for all Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Division 3K - nf.17.206
FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
Jul. 10, 2017
Snow crab Season Extension for all Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Division 3K
DFO advises that the Snow crab fishery for all Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Division 3K will now close at 2000 hours on Saturday, July 22, 2017. All fishing gear must be removed from the water by closing time.
DFO will continue to closely monitor soft-shell Crab occurrences and will implement the soft-shell Crab protocol to close fishing grids as required.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2017-141 has been revoked and Variation Order 2017-142 comes into effect at 1800 hours on July 10, 2017.
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information, contact:
Tel. (709) 772-6151