The fall rock crab fishery in Lobster Fishing Area (LFA) 25 opened Oct. 17 at 7 a.m.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans delayed the fishery due to strong winds on Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. The fishery is set to close on Nov. 24.
A notice from DFO advises harvesters to take extra care when navigating within the Northumberland Strait the first day of fishing as vessels are loaded with gear and traps.
Harvesters are encouraged to act cautiously in setting their traps, and should ensure vessels are loaded safely by reducing the quantity of gear. Or, delay setting traps if they feel their safety is at risk.