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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Variation Order MAR-VAR-2018-046
NOTICE OF SEASONS FOR RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL CLAM FISHING IN AREA 2
The Regional Director-General Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Maritimes Region, gives notice that the fishing of bar clam, bay quahaug, razor clam and soft-shelled clam for recreational or commercial purposes by hand and with hand held tools throughout Clam Harvesting Area 2 (all of the tidal waters adjacent to the counties of Digby, Annapolis and Kings, Nova Scotia) are closed from January 1 to April 14 (open from April 15 to December 31), except for the following areas:
Within Clam Harvesting Area 2:
Exceptions for Commercial and Recreational Fishing:
Closed January 1 to June 30 and July 16 to July 31 and August 16 to December 31 (Open July 1 to July 15 and August 1 to August 15). In that portion of Annapolis River, Nova Scotia, known locally as Queen Anne Marsh, inside a line drawn from grid reference 9560 5455 at Kennedy Brook to grid reference 9547 5400, thence to grid reference 9240 5360, thence to grid reference 9240 5388 at Schafners Pt. Refer to map Digby 21 - A/12.
(2) Closed January 1 to July 15 and August 1 to August 15 and September 1 to December 31 (Open July 16 to July 31 and August 16 to August 31. In that portion of the Annapolis River, Nova Scotia, known locally as Pony Road, inside a line drawn from grid reference 9385 5223 at Oak Point to grid reference 9370 5255, thence to grid reference 9415 5305, thence to grid reference 9538 5355, thence to grid reference 9520 5283. Refer to map Digby 21 - A/12.
Exception for Recreational Fishing:
Recreational fishing of Bar Clam Only - Closed December 1 to March 15 (Open March 16 to November 30). In that portion of Digby County inside a line drawn from grid reference 2746 9967 at Pointe des Marechal to grid reference 2696 0027 thence to grid reference 2800 1300 thence to grid reference 3400 2200 thence to grid reference 3494 2175 at Cape Firmain. Refer to maps Meteghan 21 B/1 and Church Point 21 B/8.
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 on the National Topographic Series Map, 1:50,000 published by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. (NAD 1927).
For more information on open and closed fishing areas please contact the local fishery officer and refer to Maritime Region close time Variation Order 2018-046 and 2018-047 .
Acting / Regional Director-General
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