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Public Notice - Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Reopening - Southwest Coast - pn.23.013

August 14, 2023









Aug. 14, 2023


Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Reopening – Southwest Coast


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 August 14, 2023:


From Robinsons Head (at Lat 48.26058 Long -58.80971), southwest to a point at Lat 47.87155 Long -59.59548, and then southeast to a point at Lat 47.53886 Long -59.35378, and east to the headland at Indian Harbour (Lat 47.63997, Long -58.4232)


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Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2023-004 has been repealed effective 1400 hours August 14, 2023.


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




For information, contact:

Ellen Careen

Resource Management

Tel. (709) 685-5629