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Public Notice - Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Re-opening for a Portion of Tommy's Arm, Notre Dame Bay - pn.24.009

May 6, 2024




May. 6, 2024

Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Re-opening for a Portion of Tommy’s Arm, Notre Dame Bay

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the re-opening for the harvesting of all bivalve shellfish (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, sea scallops, northern moon snails, waved whelks, and Stimpson’s whelks) for recreational or commercial purposes, effective 1600 hours on Monday, May 6, 2023 for a portion of Tommy’s Arm, Notre Dame Bay as defined by those waters located inside of the following points:

49.472659° N, 55.760129° W,

49.467834° N, 55.772489° W,

49.468113° N, 55.762232° W,

49.471515° N, 55.765108° W,

49.470037° N, 55.789312° W,

49.46471° N, 55.785578° W.

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2023-003 has been repealed effective 1600 hours on May 6, 2024.

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


For information, contact:
Stephen Moyse
Regional Aquaculture Management Officer
Aquaculture Management
Tel. (709)687-6669