FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA


NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS


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7/17/2017

Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab in NAFO Division 3L


DFO wishes to advise that in accordance with the soft-shell Crab protocol, the following quadrants in Crab Fishing Area 5A Inner in NAFO Division 3L, will close to fishing for Snow crab at midnight on Monday, July 17, 2017 due to a high incidence of soft-shell Crab.

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.

Quadrants D7-C and D8-A

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2017-149 has been revoked and Variation Order 2017-152 comes into effect at 1800 hours on July 17, 2017.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: janet.warren@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


Contact:

Patricia Williams
Resource Management
Tel. (709) 772-6151
E-mail: patricia.williams@dfo-mpo.gc.ca