Portion of 3K Crab Fishing Area Closing Due to Soft-Shell

DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell crab protocol, that Grid AE-42 in Crab Fishing Area 4 in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing snow crab and shrimp at midnight on Friday, June 19, 2015 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab.

The grid is defined by the following co-ordinates:

  • 50°20’ North, 53° 30’ West
  • 50°20’ North, 53° 20’ West
  • 50°10’ North, 53° 20’ West
  • 50°10’ North, 53° 30’ West

All crab pots must be removed from this area. The closure for northern shrimp is in effect for 60 days, and will re-open on August 19, 2015.

Coordinates for the soft-shell grids can be found on the DFO website at http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Nl/3K-Coordinates

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