Shellfish harvesting closures

The Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program Mapping Application is now available.

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, view the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program Mapping Application or choose a region from the list below:

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