An aerial survey has confirmed the first NARW in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, North of the Magdalen Islands, this morning for the 2022 season.
The PEIFA wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention as a reminder to stay vigilant as the whales continue to arrive in the Gulf. We are told the current location of the whale will trigger a closure within Snow Crab areas 12 and 12E. The Notice will be out later today.