Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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2023 Inshore Snow Crab Buddy-Up Application Available for NAFO Divisions 3K and 3L

DFO wishes to advise inshore snow crab harvesters that the 2023 Buddy-up Application is available through the National Online Licensing System (NOLS) 

The inshore snow crab buddy-up application can be downloaded and submitted by following Step-By-Step Instructions through NOLS  

-    Select Submit Request
-    Select Request Type - Partnership/Pooling/Buddy Up
-    Select Request Subtype - Snow Crab (Less than 40' fleet - this will be updated to less than 50' once the policy has been approved)
-    Select the Instructions link to open and save or print the application
-    Complete and sign the application (Fish Harvester A and Fish Harvester B must sign the same application) 
-    Save a Scanned copy or picture of the signed application 
-    Select Browse to attach the signed application to your request
-    Select Submit

Any harvesters experiencing issues with accessing their online NOLS account, should contact the NOLS Support Line 1-877-535-7307 to have the issue resolved.

"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:

For information, contact:

Judy Hillier
A/Team Lead
Licencing Operations, St. John's
Telephone (709) 884-9357