1-Year Commercial Cod Moratorium Ordered For Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence

July 8, 2022 CBC News

Two days after the 30th anniversary of the 1992 cod moratorium that decimated the Newfoundland and Labrador economy, Ottawa has closed commercial cod fishing in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Snow Crab Season Delayed in Gulf of St. Lawrence

April 14, 2020 The Canadian Press

The federal government has delayed snow crab fishing season in the Gulf of St. Lawrence due to concerns over spreading COVID-19.

Fate of Spring Lobster Fishery Up in the Air

Lobster fishermen and processors needs to know if there will be a lobster or crab season in the Gulf this year and if so, when will they open and how long will they last.

MSC Certificate Remains Suspended for Gulf Of St. Lawrence Snow Crab Fishery

The MSC certificate for the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GOSL) snow crab trap fishery in Canada remains suspended today following an audit by certifier SAI Global (SAIG). The annual surveillance audit included a full review of the fishery’s performance against the MSC Fisheries Standard as well as progress of the corrective action plan implemented following the suspension of the certificate on March 20, 2018.

Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Cod Could be Extinct by Mid-Century: Report

January 8, 2019 Paul Withers · CBC News

The paper, published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, says the death rate now stands at 50 per cent for adult Gulf cod five years and older.