Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the closure for 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, (except sea scallops), northern moon snails, waved whelks, and Stimpson's whelks) for recreational or commercial purposes in the following areas effective 1600 hours August 15, 2022. This closure is a result of the town of Roberts Arm having to shut down and by-pass the wastewater treatment plant.

- Those waters adjacent to the community of Robert's Arm that are inside, or west, of a line drawn from 49.50631 degrees N, 55.78014 degrees W southeast to 49.48923 degrees N, 55.76915 degrees W (WGS84).

It is illegal to fish for molluscs or possess molluscs from these closed areas. More detailed information on these and other 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 Order NSN-2022-214 comes into effect 1600 hours Monday August 15, 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