FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISHERS
April 16, 2019
2019 SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENING FOR AREA 12 OUTSIDE 8 MILE
DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 0600 hrs Thursday, April 18, 2019 for Area 12 Outside 8 Mile.
Fish harvesters are reminded that they are not authorized to set Crab traps until 72 hours after the Snow Crab fishery season has opened for their licensed crab fishing area. Therefore, any setting of Crab traps or possession of Crab before 0600 hrs on Sunday, April 21, 2019 is prohibited.
This is in accordance with section 52 of the Atlantic Fisheries Regulations where vessels are not authorized to leave port with crab traps onboard before the start of the season.
Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2019-031 has been revoked and Variation Order 2019-036 comes into effect on April 17, 2019.
"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 : email@example.com
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