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Basic Information
What is a snow crab?
Suggested Reading
Boat P1
Boat P2
Boat P3
Wheel House
The Gear
Getting Ready
Loading the Boat
Setting Day
Setting Day P2
Setting Day P3
Setting Day P4
Setting Day P5
Hauling Traps
Hauling Videos
Trap leaves water
Emptying Trap
Emptying Trap P2
Sorting the Crab
Sorting P2
Iceing the crab
Other Boats
Off Loading
Off Loading P2
Last Day
Cape Breton Scenery
The End

Snow Crab Introduction

The area 19 snow crab fishery takes place every July and August in Northern Cape Breton. This site will showcase showcase the fishery from the perspective of one vessel, the "Wendy Helen" during the 2006 season.

For background information on the fishery please check out the Area 19 Snow Crab Association and Government of Canada "Snow Crab Fact Sheet" web sites.

The Area 19 Snow Crab Fisherman and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has a co-management agreement to govern the Area 19 Snow Crab Fishery. To learn about the "Integrated Fisheries Management Plan 2001-2010" visit the Department of Fisheries and Oceans web site.

For those who do not want extra reading, there is a page coming soon with all the basic information you may want.


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