Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Snow Crab Opening in CFA 3C

DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery for Crab Fishing Area 3C will open at 12:00 am (midnight) on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 for the purpose of travelling to the fishing ground. 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 Tuesday, May 3, 2022 is prohibited.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-034 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-042 comes into effect on April 30, 2022.

"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:

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

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