Important Notice: Last Round - 2017 Snow Crab Registration and Draw


Attention:  All Core fishers who have not won a previous snow crab allocation and meet the criteria listed below. It is anticipated that the 2017 draw will include all remaining core fishers who have not previously won the draw and meet the following eligibility requirements.


Registrants must be a registered independent core fisher for 2017, and have never held a Snow Crab License in Prince Edward Island, nor received an allocation in any year, nor have purchased an enterprise that had been associated with a Snow Crab license or received any allocation in any year, nor the recipient of an allotment under Groundfish dependency or any other fisheries.


The PEI Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) will be holding a Registration

and Draw for core fishers wishing to participate in the Snow Crab Fishery for 2017.


Fishers may apply in person at the PEIFA office, submit their registration via fax at (902) 368-3748 or electronic mail to


In person registration will take place at the following locations: 10:00 to 4:00PM


Wednesday March 22nd 2017 – O’Leary Legion, O’Leary PE

Thursday March 23 2017 – Riverhouse Inn Montague, PE

Friday March 24 2017 – PEIFA Office 420 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PE


Registrants must be in possession of their FIN number and personal identification. Those unable to register in person may send a representative with written permission authorizing him or her to register on the fisher’s behalf. The representative must be in possession of the fisher’s FIN number and his or her own identification.


All registrants will be requested to sign and return a declaration regarding their eligibility which can be received by mail, obtained from their local PEIFA representative or printed off from the PEIFA website,

If an eligible entrant misses the registration deadline it will be a decision by the PEIFA Board of Directors whether participation in the draw will be allowed.


The draw will be held on Friday March 24th, immediately following the completion of the registration process. It is anticipated that approximately 140 of the first registrants drawn will receive an allocation of five (5) metric tonnes of snow crab (11,020 lbs). Fishers selected in the Draw are subject to confirmation by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) that they meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the 2017 Snow Crab Fishery.


The Snow Crab registration fee for PEIFA Members is $115.00 (inclusive of HST).

The registration fee for non-members of the PEIFA is $345.00 (inclusive of HST).


The draw will be held at:

The Rodd Royalty Hotel, 14 Capital Drive, Charlottetown, PE at 6:00PM Friday March 24th 2017. 

Declaration Form