Positive Indications for Southern Gulf Snow Crab Fishery
An expected increase in the 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) and strong signs of stock recruitment are good news for the Southern Gulf snow crab fishery.
It is anticipated the fishery will open in April “as soon as it is safe to do so,” said Steve Hachey, communications advisor for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
“It varies every year, depending on ice conditions, wind conditions, weather forecast, etc...”
Last year, the season opened in early April, compared to late April ...
‘High probability’ Atlantic Cod Could be Extinct in Southern Gulf by Mid-Century
It appears the days for the Atlantic cod stock in the
southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (SGSL) could be numbered, with the species being
eaten into extinction by grey seals.
“Based on current grey seal abundance and Atlantic cod
productivity, our projections indicate that there is a high probability that
Atlantic cod will be locally extinct in the SGSL by mid-century, even in the
absence of fishing,” concludes the study, Continued decline of a collapsed
population of Atlantic cod due to ...
MSC Certificate Suspended for Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Snow Crab Fishery
The MSC certificate for the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence (SGOSL) snow crab trap fishery in Canada has been suspended today by certifier SAI Global (SAIG).
In an expedited audit the certifier concluded that based on new information including the Incident Report on 2017 right whale mortalities in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the fishery no longer meets the MSC Fishery Standard related to Endangered, Threatened and Protected species.
As a result of the MSC certificate suspension, when the ...
DFO Increases Access for Indigenous Groups to Southern Gulf Snow Crab Fishery
The Government of Canada is using an historic increase in snow crab biomass in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to increase Indigenous access to this fishery during the 2017 season.
Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced April 12 that the management decision for Crab Fishing Areas (CFA) 12, 12E, 12F, and 19. The decision includes a one-time setting aside of up to 1,100 tonnes from CFAs 12 and 19 for Indigenous groups in the area to increase ...