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Public Notice - Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closing for a Portion of Tommy's Arm, Notre Dame Bay - pn.23.009

June 12, 2023









Jun. 12, 2023


Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closing for a Portion of Tommy’s Arm, Notre Dame Bay


Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the closure to 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, northern moon snails, waved whelks, Stimpson’s whelks, except sea scallops) for recreational or commercial purposes effective 1800hrs Monday, June 12, 2023 for the that portion of Tommy’s Arm bounded by the shoreline and a series of straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed:


49.47304 N 55.75942 W, to a point at


49.46774 N 55.76196 W, then along the shoreline to a point at


49.46464 N 55.78563 W, to a point at


49.47014 N 55.78963 W, then along the shoreline to a point at


49.47103 N 55.77843 W, to a point at


49.47234 N 55.77005, then along the shoreline back to the point of commencement.


More detailed information on other 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-2023-003 comes into effect 1800hrs Monday, June 12, 2023.


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




For information, contact:

Ellen Careen

Senior Regional Aquaculture Management Officer Tel. (709) 685-5629