March 8, 2016


AREA EXTENDED- Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closure for Roberts Arm Area, Notre Dame Bay

The town of Roberts Arm has a planned shut down and by-pass of the wastewater treatment plant to allow for a building replacement construction project.

As a result of the potential pollution impact on the shellfish harvesting waters, and as per the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has recommended that the area closed to all bivalve molluscan shellfish harvesting be extended as follows, effective 1200 hours March 8, 2016:

-Those waters that are inside, or southwest, of a straight line drawn from UTM grid reference 588305 5484484 southeast to grid reference 589141 5482628 (NAD 83, Zone 21) which includes all waters of Roberts Arm Harbour, Bear Cove, Moorey Cove, Hammer Cove and Measles Cove.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN2016-001 has been revoked and Prohibition Order NSN2016-002 comes into effect on March 8, 2016.

It is illegal to fish for molluscs or possess molluscs from these closed areas. More detailed information on these closures can be obtained from the nearest DFO office.

For more information on the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program please consult the following website:



For information, contact: 
Chris Hendry
A/Director Aquaculture Management
Fisheries Management Branch
Tel.(709) 772-6674