April 30, 2021 

Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Re-opening for a Portion of Tommy's Arm, Notre Dame 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, sea scallops) for recreational or commercial purposes effective 1400 hours (2 p.m.) on Friday April 30, 2021 for a portion of Tommy's Arm, Notre Dame Bay as defined by those waters located inside of the following points:

49.472659° N, 55.760129° W,

49.467834° N, 55.772489° W,

49.468113° N, 55.762232° W,

49.471515° N, 55.765108° W,

49.470037° N, 55.789312° W,

49.46471° N, 55.785578° W.

More detailed information on other 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Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN 2019-002 has been repealed effective 1400 hours (2:00 p.m.) on April 30, 2021.

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



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