Notices to Fish Harvesters

Snow Crab - 12F

Opening Notice (2017-04-18)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region announces that the opening date of the snow crab fishery in Area 12F for the 2017 season has been set for April 19 at 5:00 (ADT) following the recommendation of representatives of the fleet. The fishery will close on July 14, 2017 at 23h59 (ADT).


The other management measures specified in the Conservation Harvesting Plan remain unchanged.


Furthermore, it is reminded that, during the period where fishing is authorized, it is the responsibility of the licence holder to take into account the marine safety notices issued, among others, by Environment Canada and Transport Canada, as well as the standards and best practices in marine safety, and to take all measures to ensure a safe fishery.


For additional information

Please visit our website at the following address:


Resource management

Québec office


Fisheries and Oceans Canada 

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