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 GSN-2014-027

Issuance Date: 



Bar Clams, Soft Shell Clams, Bay Quahaugs, Razor Clams, Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Bivalve Molluscs, Bay Scallops


Closure of all waters within 3km of the coastline and islands, within the counties of Restigouche, Gloucester, Northumberland and a portion of Kent County, New Brunswick to fishing for any bivalve molluscs.


Revoked by: GSN-2014-028

Publication Date: 

2014-07-06 11:10:28 AT


The Regional Director General for the Gulf Region, Department of Fisheries and Oceans hereby gives notice that the area listed below is closed for fishing for any species of clams, mussels, oysters and any other bivalve molluscs including bay scallops:


The following area within or adjacent to Restigouche, Gloucester, Northumberland and Kent Counties, New Brunswick:

All waters within 3 km of the coastline and islands from the confluence of the Restigouche and Matapedia Rivers at grid reference 654710E 5315870N to Cap-Lumière at grid reference 369340E 5168780N.


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, Scale 1:50,000 published by the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources (North American Datum 1983).

Refer to Contaminated Fisheries Prohibition Order No. GSN-2014-027 issued on July 6, 2014. For further information regarding this Order, please contact your local Fishery Officer.  Notices of all active variation and prohibition orders can be viewed on the Web site of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Gulf Region, under Orders Registry, at the following address:

Contaminated Fisheries Prohibition Order No. GSN-2014-027 comes into force on July 6, 2014.



                    Morley Knight
                    Regional Director General
                    Gulf Region