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Kouchibouguac National Park

Kids walking on the beach, holding buckets full of clams
Clam Fishing at Kouchibouguac National Park
© Parks Canada / C. Reardon

Recreational Softshell Clam Fishing

Fishing season: May 15 - September 15

Conservation Measures for Clam Fishing

Please respect the following measures to protect spawners:

  • Legal size: 5cm and over (2 inches and over).
  • Limit of 100 softshell clams per day per fisher.
  • Harvesting with a plunger is prohibited.

Recreational Softshell Clam Fishing Licences

2015 Map of clam fishing zones 
2015 Clam Fishing Map

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The fishing licences are available at the following locations :

Persons under 16 years of age may fish without a licence if they are accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older who is the holder of a valid softshell clam fishing permit issued by the national park. The clams harvested by the person under 16 must be included as part of the daily allowable catch of the permit holder and in that person’s possession.

Once a permit is purchased, it cannot be reimbursed.

Please call the park at (506) 876-2443 for more information.