Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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3Ps Scallop Opening – Select Areas in Scallop Fishing Area 11

DFO advises 3Ps scallop harvesters that select areas in Scallop Fishing Area 11 will open at 0600 hours on October 14, 2023 and close at 1800 hours on December 14, 2023.

The select areas include the areas north of a straight line connecting Point Rosie (47 degrees 23 minutes 24 seconds North latitude, 55 degrees 17 minutes 42 seconds West longitude) to the Northwest Head of Brunette Island (47 degrees 15 minutes 49 seconds North, 55 degrees 58 minutes 1 second West) to Pass Island Tickle (47 degrees 30 minutes 21 seconds North, 56 degrees 11 minutes 12 seconds West). 

Please note that scallop dragging is not permitted in this area in water depths less than 5 fathoms.

Logbook submissions, mandatory hails and landing authorizations remain in effect. These requirements are outlined in licence conditions.
Fish harvesters are reminded that scallop dragging remains closed in water depths less than 30 fathoms in that portion of SFA 11 from Dantzik Point to Point Rosie.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2023-270 has been revoked and Variation Order 2023-271 comes into effect on October 14, 2023.

"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at Newfoundland and Labrador Region

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

For information, contact:

Kelly Dooley
A/Resource Manager