October 5, 2021
Notice to Fish Harvesters
2021 ROCK CRAB FALL FISHERY SEASON IN LOBSTER FISHING AREA 25
Tracadie (NB), Charlottetown (PEI) and Antigonish, (NS) – October 5, 2021
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is announcing that the fall fishery for rock crab in Lobster Fishing Area 25 (LFA 25) will open at 7:00 a.m. on October 16, 2021 and will remain open until November 26, 2021, inclusively.
DFO wishes to remind fish harvesters to take extra care when navigating on the opening day of the rock crab fishery as vessels are loaded with gear and traps. Fish harvesters are encouraged to act diligently in setting their traps and should ensure that vessels are loaded safely by reducing the quantity of gear if necessary.
All management measures announced in the Notice to Fishers dated June 16, 2021, remain in effect.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Resource Management Fisheries and Oceans Canada Tracadie, NB
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Antigonish, NS
Resource Management Fisheries and Oceans Canada Charlottetown, PEI 902-566-7933Kim.Lowe@dfo-mpo.gc.ca