2022-23 Snow Crab (4X) – Crab Fishing Area 24W
The Maritimes Region 4X snow crab fishery occurs in the portion of Crab Fishing Area 24 west of the NAFO 4X line, as defined by the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 (Schedule XI).
Dates of season (subject to change)
The 2022-23 fishing season will run from November 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
Total allowable catch
The 2022-23 total allowable catch (TAC) for the 4X snow crab fishery is 125 t. The TAC for 2022-23 includes an allocation of 3.435 t to be used to contribute funds for the annual snow crab survey, under section 10 of the Fisheries Act.
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 / DFO.MARFisheriesManagement-GestiondespechesMAR.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
Single or multi-year planning
The information provided is applicable to the 2022-23 fishery only.
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