Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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2022 Snow Crab Season Opening for 2J (South)

DFO advises that the Snow Crab fishery will open at 6:00 a.m. Thursday May 26, 2022 for 2J (South) and will close at 2400 hours on Wednesday July 20, 2022. 

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 Sunday, May 29 is prohibited.

Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the National Online Licencing System (NOLS).

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2022-042 has been revoked and Variation Order 2022-063 comes into effect on May 26, 2022.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:

Mark Simms
Area Chief, Resource Management, Labrador Area Office
Tel: (709) 896-6157