Newfoundland Snow Crab Quota Cuts Much Less than Anticipated; Increases Seen in Crab for US Markets
The DFO announced Newfoundland snow crab quotas for 2019, and the reductions only amounted to 9% overall. This was a big change from last fall, when a series of technical meetings suggested that the DFO could cut quotas by 30% to 70%.
At issue was how snow crab is measured, and whether current management plans take account of recruitment and mortality in a precautionary manner. This change is still on the table for 2020, but the DFO promised the...
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