Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Reopening - South Coast – Bay d’Espoir

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 1800 hours on November 14, 2023:

From Grey River Point (at Lat 47.57204 Long -57.11771), Southeast to a point at Lat 47.17014 Long -55.7676, and then Northeast to a point at Friar Head (at Lat 47.58513 Long -55.07872).

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2023-005 has been repealed effective 1800 hours on November 14, 2023.

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

For information, contact:

Stephen Moyse
Regional Aquaculture Management Officer
Aquaculture Management
Tel. (709) 687-6669