Softshell Closures in NAFO Division 3K for Crab and Shrimp

DFO advises that in accordance with the soft-shell crab protocol, that the following grids AG-45, AH-45 and AI-45  in Crab Fishing Area 4 in NAFO Division 3K will close to fishing snow crab and shrimp at midnight on Thursday, June 25, 2015 due to a high incidence of soft-shell crab.

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 25, 2015.

The grids are defined by the following co-ordinates:

AG45

  • 50°00’ North, 53°00” West
  • 50°00’ North, 52°50” West
  • 49°50’ North, 52°50” West
  • 49°50’ North, 53°00” West

AH45

  • 49°50’ North, 53°00” West
  • 49°50’ North, 52°50” West
  • 49°40’ North, 52°50” West
  • 49°40’ North, 53°00” West

AI45

  • 49°40’ North, 53°00” West
  • 49°40’ North, 52°50” West
  • 49°30’ North, 52°50” West
  • 49°30’ North, 53°00” West

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