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Prohibition Order MSN-2022-043

Issuance Date: 



Bar Clams, Soft Shell Clams, Bay Quahaugs, Razor Clams, Atlantic Surf-Clam, Clams, Mussels, Oysters, Whelk, Bivalve Molluscs, Northern Moonshell, Bay Scallops, Ocean Quahaug, Stimpson's Surf Clam




Revoked by: REV-MSN-2022-043

Publication Date: 

2022-11-28 16:05:00 AT


The Regional Director General of Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the Maritimes Region issues Contaminated Fisheries Prohibition Order No. MSN-2022-043, thereby closing the following area(s): 

Aspy Bay and Cape Smokey, Cape Breton

A portion of Victoria County from a point 47.04612 N 60.36896 W at Cape North to a point 46.43031 N 60.43136 W near Little River, including the waters of Aspy Bay, Neil’s Harbour, North Bay Ingonish, Ingonish Harbour, and a portion of the Victoria County shoreline south of Cape Smokey.

Note: The coordinates are expressed using the datum World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84). 


to the harvesting of the following species of shellfish:

All bivalve shellfish (except sea scallops) including 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, northern moon snails, waved whelks, and stimpson's whelks.


For further information contact your local Fishery Officer and refer to Contaminated Fisheries Prohibition Order No. MSN-2022-043



Issued at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on November 28, 2022. 



Paul Gillis

Associate Regional Director General

 Maritimes Region

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