FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS


nf.16.069
5/5/2016

Softshell closures in Crab Fishing Area (CFA) 3D (Notre Dame Bay)

DFO advise that in accordance with the soft-shell crab protocol the following two soft-shell crab closures in CFA 3D Notre Dame Bay

1. Quadrant AH-34-A in CFA 3D Notre Dame Bay will close at 2000 hours on Saturday May 7, 2016 and will remain closed for the duration of the crab fishery. All crab pots must be removed from this area.

Quadrant AH-34-A is defined by the following co-ordinates:

49 50N and 54 45W

49 45N and 54 45W

49 45N and 54 50W

49 50N and 54 50W

2. Quadrant AH-32-B in CFA 3D Notre Dame Bay will close to water depths greater than 200 fathoms at 2000 hours on Saturday May 7,2016 the closure will remain in effect for the duration of the crab fishery. All crab pots must be removed from this area.

Quadrant AH-32-B is defined by the following co-ordinates:

49 50N and 55 00W

49 45N and 55 00W

49 45N and 55 05W

49 50N and 55 05W



Contact:

Kevin Hurley
Central Area Chief
Resource Management
Tel.(709) 292-5167
E-mail: Kevin.Hurley@dfo-mpo.gc.ca