FFAW: Quota Increase for Snow Crab Fishery A Significant Win for Harvesters
The FFAW says the management plan for the 2021 snow crab fishery includes a significant increase of 29% in quotas.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans released the management plan Monday.
FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan said “we are very pleased with the management plan for 2021. Harvesters have taken significant cuts in the past to ensure a healthy fishery and, overall, the management plan for the 2021 snow crab fishery shows that DFO is listening to the concerns raised by harvesters.”
“There are good signs of young crab coming into the fishery for most areas in the next 2 to 4 years,” said Tony Doyle, VP of FFAW’s Inshore Council and a member of the crab committee. “It looks like we are on a trend to better quotas and fishing for the next few years.”
Harvesters will see a 16% increase in quota in 3K, a 34% increase in 3LNL, a 35% increase in 4R3Pn, and a 53% increase in the 3Ps quota.