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Placentia Bay Green Crab Mitigation Project

June 15, 2020

Applications are now being accepted for green crab harvesting under Marine Institute’s ongoing project in Placentia Bay. Harvesters must fish from one of the following locations:

North Harbour
Swift Current
Baine Harbour*
St. Joseph’s/Bay De L’Eau
Northeast Arm Placentia
Southeast Arm Placentia
Fox Harbour/Placentia Sound


* Baine Harbour has been changed to consist of a monthly, smaller maintenance haul due to low numbers in previous years (other sites to remain the same)

Periods to be fished are:

Fishing Period Fishing Occurrence Haul Type
July 6-Aug 30, 2020 5 days a week 1 night and 1 day soak
Aug 31-Oct 31, 2020 2 days a week 1 night soak
Nov 30-March 31, 2021 Once every 4 weeks 1 night soak


To obtain an application please call Dwan at the St. John’s office at 576-7276. Application deadline is Thursday, June 25th at 4:30 pm. Thank you for your interest. Only those successful in the draw process will be contacted.