Fishery Openings and Closures

Fishery related activities may be subject to closure by Fisheries and Oceans Canada for conservation, safety, contamination, seasonal or other reasons.

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Prohibition Order GTN-1996-003

Issuance Date: 



Any Species, Cod, Redfish, Halibut, American Plaice, Greenland Halibut (turbot), White Hake, Tomcod, Red Hake, Groundfish, Herring, Mackerel, Swordfish, Gaspereau, Eel, Shad, Smelts, Striped Bass, Sturgeon, Silverside, Shark, Bar Clams, Soft Shell Clams, Bay Quahaugs, Razor Clams, Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Periwinkles, Whelk, Lobster, Spider/Toad Crab, Shrimp, Rock Crab, Snow Crab, Irish Moss, Horsetail, Sport Fish, Smallmouth bass, Bivalve Molluscs, Northern Moonshell, Crab, Bay Scallops


Close Belledune Harbour, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, for fishing for all species of fish due to the presence of chemicals and deleterious substances.


Revoked by: GTN-2020-002

Publication Date: 

1996-11-21 00:00:00 AT


The Associate Regional Director-General for the Maritimes Region, Gulf Fisheries, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, hereby gives notice that the area listed below is now closed for fishing for all species of fish due to the presence of chemicals and deleterious substances.

Belledune Harbour inside a line drawn from grid reference 8782 1031 to grid reference 8843 0973 on Belledune Point. Refer to map Pointe-Verte 21 P/13.

Note: When the boundary of an area is expressed in grid references, those grid references are based on the Universal Transverse Mercator Grid System set out in the National Topographic Series Map, Scale 1:50,000 published by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (North American Datum 1927).

Refer to Contaminated Fisheries Prohibition Order No. GTN-1996-03, issued on November 21, 1996 or contact your local Fishery Officer for further information.

Michel Audet
Acting Associate Regional Director-General
Maritimes Region (Gulf Fisheries)