Oct. 13, 2020


Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Re-opening for Trinity Bay and Conception Bay AND Burin Peninsula and Placentia Bay

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) for recreational or commercial purposes in the following areas effective 1800 hours (6 p.m.) on Tuesday, October 13, 2020:

For Trinity Bay and Conception Bay

From South Head (near Melrose) at Lat 48.4607 Long -53.0517 southeast to Cape St. Francis at Lat 47.8096 Long -52.7863


For Burin Peninsula and Placentia Bay

From Friar Head at Lat 47.5853 Long -55.0787 in Fortune Bay east to Cape English near St Vincent's on the Avalon Pen at Lat 46.7891 Long -53.6608

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Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Orders NSN 2020-006 and NSN 2020-007 have been repealed effective 1800 hours (6:00 p.m.) on October 13, 2020.

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



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