The rock crab fishery in LFA 26A will open at 6 a.m. on Aug. 7. It will again have a limit of 90 traps. The catch limitation is 23,913 kilograms.
Only male rock crabs with a minimum carapace width size of 108 mm, may be retained. DFO will honour the principle that prioritizes the fishery as follows: lobster by-catch; lobster bait; directed rock crab fishery.
The use of biodegradable panels on all traps, including modified lobster traps, is mandatory and license holders are responsible for securing dockside monitoring. The fishery will remain open until Nov. 25.