Fisheries and Oceans Canada
2023 SNOW CRAB SEASON OPENING FOR Inshore 3L and 3Ps
Fisheries and Oceans Canada advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 12:00 am (midnight) on Monday, April 10, 2023 for the purpose of travelling to the fishing ground, and gear can be set 6 hours later at 6:00 am on Monday, April 10, 2023 for the following areas:
- Inshore Crab fishing areas in 3L
- Inshore Crab fishing areas in 3Ps
Fish harvesters are reminded that they are not authorized to set Crab traps until 6 hours after the Snow Crab fishery season has opened. Therefore, any setting of Crab traps or possession of Crab before 6:00 am on Monday April 10, 2023 is prohibited.
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-248 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-024 comes into effect on April 7, 2023.
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org