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June 30, 2023

Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Reopening – Significant Rainfall – Great Northern Peninsula East

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 1600 hours on Friday, June 30, 2023:

From North Lobster Point (at Lat 51.30330 Long -55.59333), southeast to a point at Lat 50.73710 Long -55.33576 and then southwest to Northeast Head Great Harbour Deep (at Lat 50.37130 Long -56.42478).

More detailed information on remaining closed areas can be obtained from the nearest DFO office or the following website:

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2023-002 has been repealed effective 1600 hours on Friday, June 30, 2023.

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


For information, contact:
Chris Hendry
Regional Manager, Aquaculture Management
Aquatic Ecosystems Branch
Tel.(709) 765-2843