Nov. 10, 2016



Expansion of Scallop Closure in Fortune Bay


DFO advises commercial Scallop fish harvesters in Scallop Fishing Area 11 (Fortune Bay) that the closed area near Garnish has been expanded southward near the Fortune area.  The expanded portion will close as of 6:00 a.m., Friday, November 11, 2016 to protect Lobster and Lobster habitat.


Fishing is not authorized in the area bound by straight lines drawn between the following coordinates:

47 degrees 11 minutes 24 seconds North, 55 degrees 27 minutes 36 seconds West (White Point) to

47 degrees 12 minutes 36 seconds North, 55 degrees 29 minutes 24 seconds West to

47 degrees 06 minutes 00 seconds North, 55 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds West to

47 degrees 04 minutes 48 seconds North, 55 degrees 51 minutes 00 seconds West.


The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Order 2016-231 has been revoked and Variation Order 2016-246 comes into effect on November 11, 2016.


“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at


If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:



Annette Rumbolt

Resource Manager - Shellfish

Tel:(709) 772-4911