Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closure Prohibition Order Revisions

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises of prohibition order revisions relating to the molluscan shellfish harvesting closures within the province. As noted below, most previously issued prohibition orders relating to these closures  have been repealed and replaced with new prohibition orders. All current closures will remain in effect and will apply to the harvesting of all bivalve shellfish including Arctic wedge calms, Atlantic razor clams, Atlantic surf clams, bay quahaugs, northern propeller clams, ocean quahaugs, softshell clam, Stimpson's surf clams, bay mussels, blue mussel, horse mussels, American oysters, bay scallops, Iceland scallops, purple hinge rock scallop, northern moon snails, waved whelks, Stimpson's whelks (except sea scallops) for recreational or commercial purposes. 

More detailed information on these closed areas can be obtained from the nearest DFO office or the following website: Check Before you Harvest

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Orders NSN-2000-006, NSN-2002-001, NSN-2003-008, NSN-2003-009, NSN-2006-002, NSN-2015-008, NSN-2016-024, NSN-2016-025, NSN-2016-026, NSN-2016-027, NSN-2016-028, NSN-2016-029, NSN-2016-031, NSN-2017-003, NSN-2017-004, NSN-2017-007, NSN-2021-001, NSN-2021-002, NTN-1995-006, NTN-1995-009, NTN-1995-010, NTN-1997-012,  NTN-2000-002, NTN-2003-001 have been repealed and Prohibition Orders NSN-2022-012 to 037, NSN-2022-039 to 045, NSN-2022-047 to 202, NSN-2022-205 to 208,  NSN-2022-212 and 213, NTN-2022-038, NTN-2022-046, NTN-2022-195 to 198, NTN-2022-203 and 204, and NTN-2022-209 to 211 come into effect at 1800 hours on June 28, 2022. 

For more information on the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program please consult the following website: Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP).

For information, contact:

Claudette Laing
Regional Aquaculture Management Officer
Ecosystems Management Branch
Tel.(709) 424-4819