Notices to Fish Harvesters

Snow Crab - 12 (12,18, 25, 26)

Notice to Fish Harvesters

SNOW CRAB FISHERY OPENING DATE: CRAB FISHING AREA 12 (12, 18, 25, 26)

May 8, 2015

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is announcing the opening date of the snow crab fishery in Crab Fishing Area 12 (12, 18, 25, 26).

The fishery will open at 03:00 ADT Monday, May 11, 2015, weather permitting.

We would like to advise you that due to higher than average seasonal ice accumulations and weather conditions, there may be some delays in the placement of navigational aids. As such, the Department wishes to advise fish harvesters to take extra care when navigating certain areas within the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Also, it should be reminded that during the period fishing is authorized, it is the responsibility of the captain to acquaint the marine safety notices, among others by Environment Canada and Transport Canada, as well as the standards and the best practice in marine safety, and to take all measures to insure a safe fishery.

A reminder that the fishery closes on July 15, 2015, and all traps must be removed from the water before the end of the day July 14, 2015.

All licence conditions will be valid for the entire fishing season.

FOR INFORMATION:

Sylvie Léger
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, NB
506-851-2278

Bernard Morin
Resource Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec, QC
418-570-0061

 

 

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