Shellfish harvesting closures

Did you know?

It is illegal and unsafe to harvest shellfish from a closed area.

Before harvesting shellfish (like clams, oysters, scallops, mussels, and cockles), check that fishing areas are open and shellfish are safe to eat!

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) must sometimes close certain areas to shellfish harvesting. This can be for conservation or public health reasons, especially during the hot summer months. Generally, signs are posted at closed locations, and public notices are placed in newspapers and on radio, as well as on this website.

Closures in your region

For the latest updates about closures in your area, choose a region from the list below:

Safety information

Did you know?

The harvesting of shellfish less than 125 metres from a wharf is banned at all times because of the risk of contamination.

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