March 30, 2020
Please Click on the following link to view the full DFO document: http://peifa.org/members/docs/2020_Snow Crab Notice on tagging-Avis crabe des neiges étiquettes-Bilingue.pdf
FISHERIES & OCEANS CANADA
Gulf and Quebec Regions
Notice to Fish Harvesters
SNOW CRAB TAGGING STUDY Moncton and Quebec – March 23, 2020
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is informing snow crab fish harvesters fishing in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence that a tagging study is currently being conducted by DFO Science to better understand the movement of snow crab.
What to do if you capture a tagged snow crab?
Record the tag number, the date and position of catch (minimum information required for the study) and then return the tagged crab (without cutting off the tag) to the water as soon as possible. Returning the tagged snow crab at sea allows multiple recaptures of the same animal during its lifespan.
The following information would also be beneficial to DFO:
o name of fishing vessel;
o catch position; and
o any other information associated with the catch of the tagged snow crab such as
carapace condition, water temperature and/or depth of water at catch position (fathoms).
The information can be emailed to: Mikio.Moriyasu@dfo-mpo.gc.ca, sent by text to (506) 852-0022 or sent by mail to the following address:
DFO Snow Crab Section
P.O. Box 5030,
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
For further information:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Moncton, New Brunswick 506-851-6135
EKME / MGCE: 4143335