Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Soft-Shell Closed Area for Crab and Shrimp 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 South will close to fishing for both Snow Crab and Northern Shrimp at midnight on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab:
Grid R 41
This grid will be closed to Snow crab fishing for the remainder of the year. Harvesters should note that all gear in this grid must be removed immediately. Gear must be hauled and not reset on your next fishing trip.
The closure for Northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on August 27, 2022, if the shrimp fishery is open at that time.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2021-302 and 2022-091 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-092 and 2022-093 come into effect on June 28, 2022.
"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at Newfoundland and Labrador Region
If you would like to have all "Notices to Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: Karen.Keats-Brett@dfo-mpo.gc.ca