FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISHERS
July 11, 2018
Soft-Shell Closed Area for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 2J
DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, the following grid in Crab Fishing Area 2 in NAFO Division 2J will close to fishing Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Friday, July 13, 2018 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
1. Grid F 29
This grid will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in this grid shall be removed on your next fishing trip.
The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on Wednesday September 12, 2018, if the shrimp fishery is open at that time.
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