Soft-Shell Crab Closures - Offshore

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: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: N36
  • Closure Date: July 14, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on September 13.)
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: F29
  • Closure Date: July 12, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on September 11.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: S40
  • Closure Date: July 7, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on September 5.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AD39
  • Closure Date: July 7, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on September 5.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AC38
  • Closure Date: July 7, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on September 5.)
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: S40
  • Closure Date: July 7, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on September 5.)
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: R40
  • Closure Date: July 7, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on September 5.)
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: P37
  • Closure Date: July 1, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: O37
  • Closure Date: July 1, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: M38
  • Closure Date: July 1, 2016
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AE39
  • Closure Date: June 22, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 23, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AB45
  • Closure Date: : June 22, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 23, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: S39
  • Closure Date: : June 22, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 23, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: W50
  • Closure Date: June 12, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 13, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: Z48
  • Closure Date: June 12, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 13, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: Z49
  • Closure Date: June 12, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 13, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: W43
  • Closure Date: June 12, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 13, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AD41
  • Closure Date: June 12, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 13, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AC40
  • Closure Date: June 15, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 16, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AB40
  • Closure Date: June 15, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 16, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: W40
  • Closure Date: June 15, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 16, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: V37
  • Closure Date: June 15, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 16, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: S37
  • Closure Date: June 15, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 16, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: S37
  • Closure Date: June 15, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 16, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 2J (CFA 2)
  • Grid: R38
  • Closure Date: June 15, 2016 (Shrimp reopens on August 16, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: W44
  • Closure Date: June 3, 2016 - (Shrimp reopens on August 4, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: W45
  • Closure Date: June 3, 2016 - (Shrimp reopens on August 4, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: Z42
  • Closure Date: June 3, 2016 - (Shrimp reopens on August 4, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: V39
  • Closure Date: June 3, 2016 - (Shrimp reopens on August 4, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: V40
  • Closure Date: June 3, 2016 - (Shrimp reopens on August 4, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AA42
  • Closure Date: June 4, 2016 - (Shrimp reopens on August 5, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4)
  • Grid: AB42
  • Closure Date: June 5, 2016 - (Shrimp reopens on August 6, 2016 if the Northern shrimp fishery is open at that time.)