April 1, 2021

Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Re-opening for portions of Notre Dame Bay

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the re-opening of portions of Notre Dame Bay 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 and commercial purposes in the following areas effective 2400 hours (midnight) Thursday April 1, 2021:

Those waters of Little Bay Arm that are inside, or southwest of a line drawn from Lat 49.57660°N, Long 55.96724°W southeast to Lat 49.57579°N, long 55.96478°W.

Those waters of Little Bay Arm outside or north of a straight line drawn from Lat 49.57729°N, long 55.95316°W east to Lat 49.57721°N, Long 55.94990°W. Those waters south of this line will remain closed.

All other molluscan bi-valve shellfish closures for Notre Dame Bay remain in effect and unchanged.

More detailed information on these 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Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2017-002 has been repealed and Prohibition Orders NSN-2021-001 and NSN-2021-002 comes into effect on April 2, 2021.

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



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