FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA


NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

 nf.17.225

July 20, 2017

Amendment - Snow crab Season Extension for Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Divisions 3LNO

DFO provides clarity that the Snow crab fishery for all Crab Fishing Areas in NAFO Divisions 3LNO, except 8BX South, will now close at 2000 hours on Monday, August 7, 2017. 

Harvesters are reminded that 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General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2017-160 has been revoked and Variation Order 2017-171 comes into effect at 1800 hours on July 20, 2017.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: paul.shea@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Contact:

Patricia Williams

Resource Management

Tel. (709) 772-6151

E-mail: patricia.williams@dfo-mpo.gc.ca