FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA
Nov. 14, 2023
Revocation Notice – Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closure – Significant Rainfall – South Coast – Bay D’Espoir
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 1800 hours on November 14, 2023:
From Grey River Point (at Lat 47.57204 Long -57.11771), Southeast to a point at Lat 47.17014 Long -55.7676, and then Northeast to a point at Friar Head (at Lat 47.58513 Long -55.07872).
More detailed information on remaining closed areas can be obtained from the nearest DFO office or the following website: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/CheckBeforeYouHarvest
The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2023-005 has been repealed effective 1800 hours on November 14, 2023.
For more information on the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program please consult the following website: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/preventive-controls/fish/cssp/eng/1563470078092/1563470123546
For information, contact:
Regional Aquaculture Management Officer