Soft-Shell Crab Closures - inshore

DFO advises that, in accordance with the soft shell-crab protocol, the following grids are closed to fishing snow crab as of midnight on the dates referenced below due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab. As such, all crab pots must be removed from these grids.

Soft-Shell Crab Closures 2017

  • NAFO Division: 3Ps (10A Inner)
    Grid: G64
    Closure Date: April 28, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3Ps (10A Inner)
    Grids: H66 and H65
     Closure Date: May 26, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3Ps (10A Inner)
    Grid: J63
    Closure Date: May 29, 2017
  • NAFO Division:  3Ps 10A Inner
    Grid: O59
    Closure Date: May 30, 2017
  • NAFO Division:  3Ps 10A Inner
    Grid: M60
    Closure Date: June 02, 2017
  • NAFO Division:  3Ps 10A Inner
    Grid: L1
    Closure Date: June 07, 2017
  • NAFO Division:  3Ps 10A Inner
    Grid: G63
    Closure Date: June 09, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 2J – CFA 2
    Grids: S37 and S38
    Closure Date: June 22, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3K Crab Fishing Area 3C Inshore
    Quadrant: A1-29
    Closure Date: June 30, 2017
  • NAFO Division 3K: Crab Fishing Area 3B
    Quadrants: AE-25 B and AE-25 D
    Closure Date: July 6, 2017
  • NAFO Division 3K: Crab Fishing Area 3C
    Quadrants: AI-30 C, AH-28 B, and AH-31 C
    Closure Date: July 6, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3K Crab Fishing Area 3D Inshore
    Quadrants: AG 34D and AG 35C
    Closure Date: July 10, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3K Crab Fishing Area 3B Inshore
    Quadrant: AE-25B
    Closure Date: July 12, 2017
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