July 26, 2021

Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closing for a Portion of Tommy's Arm, Notre Dame Bay

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the closure to harvesting of all bivalve molluscan 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 Tuesday, July 27, 2021 for the portion of Tommy's Arm, Notre Dame Bay as defined by those waters located inside of the following points (WGS84):

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 2021-006 comes into effect on on July 27, 2021.

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



Chris Hendry
Regional Manager, Aquaculture Management
Ecosystems Management Branch
Tel.(709) 765-2843