2017 N.L. Snow Crab Quota Cut 22 Per Cent
In the wake of extensive cuts to Northern shrimp, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced the 2017 snow crab Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Newfoundland and Labrador Region is 35,419 tonnes, an overall quota level decrease of approximately 22 per cent from 2016.
The TAC decrease includes a two per cent reduction in 3K, 26 per cent in division 3LNO (46 per cent in the areas outside the 200-mile limit and 23 per cent in areas inside the 200 mile limit), a 50 per cent ...
N.L. Northern Shrimp Quota Takes Another Big Hit
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced a 63 per cent cut to the inshore Northern shrimp quota in fishing area 6 – meaning the total allowable catch for SFA 6 went from 48,196 tonnes in 2015 to 27,825 tonnes in 2016, to 10,400 tonnes announced for 2017.
This amounts to a 78 per cent quota reduction over two years.
These dramatic cuts to the harvest rate are not in line with the reduction in the Northern shrimp biomass, claims the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union ...
Quota Reductions Coming for 2016 NL Snow Crab Fishery
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced an overall 13 per cent quota cut for the 2016 snow crab fishery off Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for Newfoundland and Labrador Region in 2016 is 43,802 tonnes, an overall quota level decrease of approximately 13 per cent from 2015, which includes a 20 per cent reduction in most areas of 3K, 30 per cent reduction in the overall 3Ps quota, 20 per cent reduction in the areas outside the 200-mile limit in divisi...