Soft-Shell Crab Closures - Inshore

DFO advises that, in accordance with the soft shell-crab protocol, the following grids are closed to fishing snow crab as of midnight on the dates referenced below due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab. As such, all crab pots must be removed from these grids.

Soft-Shell Crab Closures 2016

  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3BC)
  • Grid: AD36-A
  • Closure Date: June 22, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3BC)
  • Grid: AD30-A
  • Closure Date: June 17, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3D)
  • Grid: AH33-B - in water depths greater than 190 fathoms
  • Closure Date: May 18, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 4R (12F)
  • Grid: T21
  • Closure Date: May 18, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3B)
  • Grid: AF24-B - in water depths greater than 185 fathoms
  • Closure Date: May 20, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3C)
  • Grid: AH28-B
  • Closure Date: June 2, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3C)
  • Grid: AH27-D
  • Closure Date: June 2, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3D)
  • Grid: AI33-A - in water depths greater than 150 fathoms
  • Closure Date: May 11, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3D)
  • Grid: AI33-A - in water depths greater than 150 fathoms
  • Closure Date: May 11, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3D)
  • Grid: AI33-D - in water depths greater than 150 fathoms
  • Closure Date: May 11, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3D)
  • Grid: AH-34-A - will remain closed for the duration of the crab fishery
  • Closure Date: 2000 hours on May 7,2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 3D)
  • Grid: AH-32-B – in water depths greater than 200 fathoms. Closure will remain in effect for the duration of the crab fishery
  • Closure Date: 2000 hours on May 7,2016