Late Eskasoni Elder Frankie Francis with his son harvesting oysters in the Bras d’Or Lakes


Due to the recent heavy rain Fisheries and Oceans Canada has placed a ban on shellfishing in the Bras d’Or Lakes, the Atlantic coastline of Guysborough and Richmond Counties, the shoreline from Guysborough to Halifax Counties and Cape North to Cape Smokey.

The ban will likely be In place for a week to ten days. Check with DFO before harvesting clams or other shellfish.