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2022 Snow Crab - Northeastern Nova Scotia (Crab Fishing Areas 20-22)

The Maritimes Region Northeastern Nova Scotia snow crab fishery occurs in Crab Fishing Areas (CFA) 20-22, as defined by the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (schedule XI).

Dates of season (subject to change)

Fishing in CFA 20-22 is open from April 11 to August 18, 2022.

Total allowable catches (TACs)

The 2022 total allowable catch (TAC) for snow crab in Northeastern Nova Scotia is 978.75 t.

The 978.75 t TAC for 2022 includes an allocation of 27.782 t to be used to contribute funds for the annual snow crab survey, under section 10 of the Fisheries Act.

Management measures

The snow crab fishery in the Maritimes Region is managed under the Eastern Nova Scotia and 4X Snow Crab Integrated Fisheries Management Plan.

Please contact your regional DFO office for more information:
902-407-8153 / 

Single or multi-year planning

The information provided is applicable to the 2022 fishery only.

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