Soft-Shell Crab Closures - offshore

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: 3L (Nearshore)
    Grid: K18
    Closure Date: April 19, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3L (Nearshore)
    Grid: L18
    Closure Date: April 19, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3K, Crab Fishing Area 4
    Grids: AB 45 and  AD 40
    Closure Date: June 05, 2017
  • NAFO Division:  3K, Crab Fishing Area 4
    Grids: X-39, X-40 and Y-40
    Closure Date:  June 01, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3K – CFA 4
    Grids: S37 and S38
    Closure Date: June 22, 2017
  • NAFO Division:  3K, Crab Fishing Area 4
    Grids: W 44  and  Z 43
    Closure Date:  June 26, 2017
  • NAFO Division:  2J3K, Crab Fishing Area 2 and 4
    Grids: S40
    Closure Date:  June 28, 2017
  • NAFO Division:  3K, Crab Fishing Area 4
    Grids: T38, T40, X42, Y44, Z42
    Closure Date:  June 28, 2017
  • NAFO Division: 3K (CFA 4) offshore
    Grids: T42 and U39
    Closure Date: July 13, 2017
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