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Notice to Fish Harvesters - Various Shellfish Fisheries Closing - nf.23.323

December 22, 2023





Dec. 22, 2023

Various Shellfish Fisheries Closing

DFO advises that Squid, Whelk, and Sea Cucumber will close on Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 2359 hours.

DFO also reminds harvesters that the Snow crab, Lobster and Scallop fisheries are closed for all fishing areas with the exception of the Scallop fishery in the portion of Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay), inside a line drawn from Point Verde (47°14.33’N, 54°00.94’W) on the east side of the bay, to Red Harbour Head (47°16.59’N, 54°58.58’W) on the west side, which will remain open until March 31, 2024. This is in line with the management measures for this fishery.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2023-125, 2023-193, 2023-194, 2023-246 and 2023-272 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-295, 2023-296, 2023-297, 2023-298 and 2023-299 come into effect at 2359 hours on December 31, 2023.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

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/Senior Resource Manager