April 5, 2019

2019 SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENING FOR Inshore 3LNO, 3Ps, and 4R3Pn

DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on Monday April 8, 2019 for the purpose of travelling to the fishing ground in the following areas:

- Inshore Crab Fishing Areas in 3LNO

- Inshore Crab Fishing Areas in 3Ps

- Inshore Crab Fishing Areas in 4R3Pn

Fish harvesters are reminded that they are not authorized to set Crab traps until 6 hours after the Snow Crab fishery season has opened. Therefore, any setting of Crab traps or possession of Crab before 6:00AM on Monday, April 8 is prohibited.

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General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2019-026 has been revoked and Variation Order 2019-027 comes into effect on April 6, 2018.

"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at

If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact :

Martin Henri
Senior Resource Manager
Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries
Tel: (709) 772-4911