Crab Fishery Opening in NAFO Division 2HJ North





Jun. 29, 2020

Crab Fishery Opening in NAFO Division 2HJ North

DFO wishes to remind harvesters that the snow crab fishery opened for the purpose of travelling to the fishing grounds in the following areas on June 29 at 0600 hours:

-NAFO Division 2J North of 54 40

-NAFO Division 2H

Fish harvesters are reminded that they are not authorized to set Crab traps until 72 hours after the Snow Crab fishery season has opened. Therefore, any setting of Crab traps or possession of Crab before 0600 hours on Thursday, July 2, 2020 is prohibited.

Fish Harvesters are also reminded that all designations to participate in this fishery are issued by the Nunatsiavut Government and Torngat Fisheries Cooperative Limited and must be in place prior to participating.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2020-084 has been revoked and Variation Order 2020-097 is in effect as of June 27, 2020.

“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact: [email protected]


For information, contact:
Mark Simms
Resource Management
Email: [email protected]

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