Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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2023 Snow Crab Season Opening for 2J (South)

DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 6:00 a.m. Monday May 29, 2023, for 2J (South) and will close at 2400 hours on Sunday, July 23, 2023.

Fish harvesters are reminded that they are not authorized to set Crab traps until 72 hours after the Snow Crab fishery season has opened. Therefore, any setting of Crab traps or possession of Crab before 6:00AM on Thursday, June 1st is prohibited.

License fees and license conditions are available through the National Online Licensing System (NOLS).

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region give notice that Variation Order 2023-024 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-088 comes into effect on May 27, 2023.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:

For information, contact:

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