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Northwest Atlantic Snow crab pot fishery - Off the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2008
Northwest Atlantic Snow crab pot fishery - Off the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap
Fact Sheet Citation  
Snow crab pot fishery - Off the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap
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Overview: A directed fishery for queen crab (snow crab) (Chionoecetes opilio) is conducted by Canada in NAFO Divisions 2J, 3K, 3L, 3N and 3O. A portion of this fishery takes place on the high seas, but Canada has not created special reporting requirements based on catches taken either inside or outside its EEZ.

Location of Northwest Atlantic Snow crab pot fishery - Off the Grand Banks and the Flemish Cap
 

Geographic reference:  Northwest Atlantic
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2006
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Pots
Fishery Area: Atlantic, Northwest / 21.2.J; Atlantic, Northwest / 21.3.K; Atlantic, Northwest / 21.3.L; Atlantic, Northwest / 21.3.N;
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Harvested Resource
Target Species: Queen crab

Means of Production
Vessel Type: Trap setters
Fishery Indicators
Production: Catch

Fishing Activity
 
Fishery Area

Geo References
Vessel Type
Trap setters
Flag State
Fishing Gear
Pots
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
ProductionCatch 49400tonnes2006
Management
 
Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO)
Area of Competence: NAFO area of competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Management Body/Authority(ies): Department of Fisheries and Oceans 
Area under national jurisdiction: Canada
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Source of Information
 
Bensch, A.; Gianni, M.; Gréboval, D.; Sanders, J.S.; Hjort, A. - Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 522, Rev.1. Rome, FAO. 2009. 145p.  Click to openhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1116e/i1116e00.htm
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