The Mi`gwitetm`81 being unloaded
Snow crab traps being loaded
Ice Conditions 2014

Ice conditions in the gulf are in high density and will determine when some fisheries will...

2014 Fishing season is about to start

We are about to start our 2014 fishing season and here are a few starting dates for the...

The Mi`gwitetm`81 being unloaded
Snow crab traps being loaded
Ice Conditions 2014
2014 Fishing season is about to start

Rock Crab

Listuguj Fisheries:

Listuguj Fisheries has four licenses for Rock Crab in the area Baie-des-Chaleurs 12Z. The vessels that participate in the fisheries are the John Peter, Kevin Joan, and Desert Storm

To view  a map of the areas where we fish Rock Crab, click: Map Rock Crab

Rock Crab is fished using 3.5-foot diameter traps with 75 traps per license.

General:

Rock crab is one of the more prevalent species inhabiting near shore regions of Atlantic Canada. It can be found along the coast of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and all the way down to Florida. This species can grow to a maximum carapace width of 14 cm (5.5 inches) and weigh approximately 0.25 kg.

Fisheries:

In Canada, where rock crabs are most abundant in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, a fishery was initiated in the 1960’s, with crabs primarily caught as by-catch in the lobster trap fishery. Commercial exploitation has since expanded and includes both by-catch and directed fisheries. The rock crab fishery is a growing industry. Landings have grown from a few 100 tons in the 1970’s to over 5,500 tons in 2000 for the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence alone.

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