DFO Announces Area 12 Snow Crab Total Allowable Catch; 2021 Quota Decreases Again
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for snow crab in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. According to the government agency, the 2021 total TAC for areas 12, 12E, 12F and 19 is 24,261.44 tons — a pretty steep drop from last year’s quota.
“Several indicators are pointing towards the overestimation of the 2019 and 2020 survey indices,” the announcement reads. “Given that the bias could range from 10 to over 30%, DFO will apply a...
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