FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 3K
DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grids in Crab Fishing Area 4 in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
1. Grid AB 39
2. Grid AC 39
These grids will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in these grids shall be removed on your next fishing trip.
The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on August 20, 2018, if the shrimp fishery is open at that time.
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