FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

NOTICE TO FISH HARVESTERS

 

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6/10/2016

 

Soft-Shell Closed Areas for Crab and Shrimp in NAFO Division 3K



DFO wishes to advise that in accordance with the soft-shell protocol, that the following grids in Crab Fishing Area 4 in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Sunday, June 12, 2016 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab. All crab pots must be removed from these areas.

1. Grid W-50

2.Grid Z-48

3.Grid Z-49

4.Grid W-43

5.Grid AD-41. 

The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on August 6, 2016, if the shrimp fishery is open at that time. 

 

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: amy.kavanagh-penney@dfo-mpo.gc.ca



Contact:

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