May 26, 2020


Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Re-opening - Significant Rainfall - Bay d'Espoir Area

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the re-opening for the harvesting of all bivalve shellfish (including Arctic wedge clams, Softshell clam, Stimpson's surf clams, American oysters, Iceland scallops, Purple-hinge rock scallop, sea scallops) for recreational or commercial purposes in the following areas effective 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020:

From the Pushthough near Great Jervis at coordinate 47.6408 -56.1567 east to West Head on the western tip of Long Island at 47.6300 -56.1035; and from Margery Head 47.6149 -55.8795 (located east of Gaultois) east to 47.6167 -55.8724 near Passage Point; the waters north, and inside of these two lines including St. Alban's area.

More detailed information on remaining closed areas can be obtained from the nearest DFO office or the following website:

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN 2020-001 has been repealed effective 1800 hours (6:00 p.m.) on May 26, 2020.

For more information on the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program please consult the following website:


James Mallay
Ecosystems Management Branch
Tel.(709) 772-3265