DFO Responds to Criticisms of its Snow Crab Approach: Says Paper Needed to Have a Discussion
The snow crab industry in Newfoundland has been rocked by a series of meetings with DFO where the DFO scientists presented research showing that the crab stocks were in a permanently depressed state.
This comes in the wake of the 2018 season where DFO reduced the snow crab total allowable (TAC) for the Newfoundland and Labrador Region to 28,975 tonnes, an overall quota level decrease of approximately 17 per cent from 2017. At issue is that regardless of the size of the biomass...
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