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Public Notice - Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Reopening - South Coast of Newfoundland - pn.24.001

January 12, 2024




Jan. 12, 2024

Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Reopening – South Coast of Newfoundland

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 1400 hours on January 12, 2024:

From Cape Anguille (at Lat 47.89794, Long -59.41205), south to a point at (Lat 47.54734, Long -59.32553), then southeast to a point at (Lat 47.19858, Long -55.74399), then northeast to Friar Head (at Lat 47.39920, Long -55.60833).

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2023-006 has been repealed effective 1400 hours on January 12, 2024.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