Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Bonavista Bay (CFA 5A) Inshore Crab Area Selection Applications Extended

DFO advises inshore crab harvesters in Crab Fishing Area 5A that, at the request of industry, the following quota differential will be implemented for the 2022 crab fishing season: 

Crab Fishing Area 5A - Bonavista Bay - the 2022 differential will be 1,500 lbs. 

As a result of this change, Area Selection applications will be accepted until COB, Friday March 4th, 2022 for Bonavista Bay harvesters who wish to change their area as a result of this reduction. 

Harvesters can obtain an application by contacting the area licencing center or detachment office by phone or e-mail. Applications can also be requested from the National Online Licencing System (NOLS). 

Please note Area Selection Applications only need to be completed if you are looking to move areas. If you do not fill out the form you will remain in the area you were licensed for in 2021. 

Applications can be returned to the following address: 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada 

Client Services Centre- Eastern, Central and Labrador 

Attn: Terri Healey 

PO Box 5667 

St. John's, NL A1C 5X1 


FAX # 709-772-5634 

"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

For information, contact:

Terri Healey
A/Resource Manager
(709) 772-5845

David Small
Area Chief, Resource Management
(709) 292-5167