Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Reopening - Southwest Coast

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the re-opening 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 1700 hours on December 5, 2022:

From Cape La Hune (at Lat 47.528576 Long -56.862574) west to Port aux Basques area and then north up to Robinson's Head (at coordinate 48.261084, -58.809464).

More detailed information on remaining 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Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2022-216 has been repealed effective 1700 hours Tuesday, December 5, 2022.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
Ecosystems Management Branch
Tel (709) 424-4819