FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS
July 23, 2019
Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab 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 at midnight on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
Grids M 35 and N 35
These grids will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in these grids must be removed immediately. Gear must be hauled and not reset on your next fishing trip.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2019-157 has been revoked and Variation Order 2019-169 comes into effect on July 24, 2019.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Resource Manager
Resource Management and Aboriginal Fisheries
Tel: (709) 772-4911
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