Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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REMINDER: Inshore Snow Crab Buddy-up Application Available for Area 2J Harvesters

DFO wishes to advise Area 2J Inshore snow crab harvesters that the 2023 buddy-up application is available through the National Online Licensing System (NOLS) 

The Inshore snow crab 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)
- Select the Instructions link to open, and save or print the application
- Complete and sign the application
- If saving the signed application to your computer, Select Browse to attach the signed application to your request
- Select Submit

Completed applications received through the National Online Licensing System will be processed in priority as they are received by Licensing staff.

Mail: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, P.O. Box 7003 , Happy Valley Goose Bay, NL A0P1C0

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.

For information, contact: Rosie Brown, Licensing, Tel: 709-896-6162

"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:

Murray Perrett
Area Fisheries Manager
Tel: 709-899-2938