July 6, 2017


Soft-Shell Crab Closure in CFA 3B and 3C, NAFO Division 3K

DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell Crab protocol, the following quadrants will close to fishing for Snow crab at 2400 hours on Thursday, July 6, 2017 due to a high incidence of soft-shell Crab.

1. AE-25 B and AE-25 D in Crab Fishing Area 3B.

2. AI-30 C, AH-28 B, and AH-31 C in Crab Fishing Area 3C.

These quadrants will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year.

Harvesters should note that all gear in these quadrants shall be removed on your next fishing trip.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2017-138 has been revoked and Variation Order 2017-139 comes into effect at 1800 hours on July 6, 2017.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

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:



David Small

Area Chief,

Resource Management