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Season Extension Crab Fishing Area 2J South of 54 40

DFO advises that the Snow Crab season for Crab Fishing NAFO 2J South of 54 40 has been extended to July 22, 2015 at 2000hrs. Fish harvesters are reminded to apply through the National Online Licencing System, if they are engaged in, and wish to continue a buddy-up arrangement. DFO will continue to monitor soft-shell and implement the soft-shell protocol as required.

Crab Fishing Area 12 Season Extension

DFO advises that the Snow Crab season for Crab Fishing Area 12, in NAFO sub-Division(s) 4R3Pn, has been extended to July 14, 2015 at 2000hrs. Fish harvesters are reminded to apply through the National Online Licencing System, if they are engaged in, and wish to continue a buddy-up arrangement. DFO will continue to monitor soft-shell and implement the soft-shell protocol as required.

Placentia Bay Tragedy: Bodies of Three Crab Fishermen Recovered Near Bar Haven

Three Newfoundland snow crab fishermen died following an accident in western Placentia Bay, near Davis Cove, June 16. The men had been reported missing around 7 p.m. when they failed to return home after a fishing trip. Tuesday night was windy and cloudy, which made for extremely difficult flying conditions for the Cormorant helicopter dispatched from the Search and Rescue Centre in Gander to search for the fishermen. Maj. Rhonda Stevens, of the Search and Rescue Centre in Halifax, ...

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 ...

3C Snow Crab Season Delayed Opening

DFO advises that the opening of the 2015 Snow crab season in Crab Fishing Area 3C, has been delayed and will now open at 0600 hours on May 4, 2015. Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the national online licencing system.

On the Waterfront – March 2015

MP Calls On Feds to do More For Small Craft Harbours Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the Conservative government’s decision to reverse its decision on the number of cuts being made to the administration of Small Craft Harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador is welcome news, but it doesn’t go far enough. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced last fall that the number of areas and area managers was being reduced from four to two, along ...