Area A Crab Fishery

Colourful buoys line the margins of this map of the north coast's Area A crab fishing grounds.

Every vessel has a unique buoy pattern - like a marine calling card - which it uses to identify its traps out at sea.

Ecotrust Canada has provided Electronic Monitoring services for the Area A crab fleet since 2010.

Area A crab map with buoys

Map by Eliana Macdonald.