FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

nf.17.223


2017/7/19


Amendment to nf.17.220 - Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab in NAFO Division 3L

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

These quadrants have been 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.

These quadrants are defined as follows:

1. Grid D7, quadrant C

48° 45' North, 53° 30 ' West; 48° 40' North, 53° 30 ' West; 48° 40' North, 53° 25' West; 48° 45' North, 53° 25' West; and, 48° 45' North, 53° 30' West.

2. Grid D8, quadrant A

48° 50' North, 53° 20' West; 48° 50' North, 53° 15' West; 48° 45' North, 53° 15' West; 48° 45' North, 53° 20' West; and 48° 50' North, 53° 20' West.

"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