2021 – Closure of fishing grounds in Crab Fishing Area 12F
Moncton and Quebec – April 29, 2021
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announces that Snow crab fish harvesters in Crab Fishing Area (CFA) 12F will temporary have access to CFA 12 (12, 18, 25, 26) effective immediately until May 13, 2021 inclusively due to the closure of fishing grounds in CFA 12F. This will provide access to twelve fish harvesters in the Quebec Region and seven fish harvesters in the Gulf Region.
The situation will be reevaluated following the two flights for the surveillance of the presence of North Atlantic Right Whales (NARWs) that are scheduled over the CFA 12F.
The Department had announced this possibility of access in its March 2, 2021 Notice to Fish Harvesters: 2021 – Amalgamation of Crab Fishing Areas 12E and 12F with Crab Fishing Area 12 (12, 18, 25, 26).
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