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Applications Open for Green Crab Harvesting in Placentia Bay

April 3, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for green crab harvesting under Marine Institute’s current 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









Periods to be fished are:

Fishing Period Fishing Occurrence Days total Haul Type
April 1- June 30, 2019 Once every 4 weeks 3 days 1 night soak
July 2-Aug 31, 2019 5 days a week 44 days 1 night and 1 day soak
Sept 3-Nov 30, 2019 2 days a week 26 days 1 night soak
Dec 3-March 31, 2020 Once every 4 weeks 4 days 1 night soak







To obtain an application please call the St. John’s office at 576-7276. Application deadline is Wednesday April 10th at 4:30 pm. Only those successful in the draw process will be contacted.