Clam fishing

Kouchibouguac National Park

Conservation Measures for Clam Fishing

Please respect the following measures to protect spawners:

  • Fishing season: May 13 - September 17, 2023
  • Legal size: 5 cm (2 inches) and over
  • Limit of 75 softshell clams per day per fisherman
  • Harvesting with a plunger is prohibited

Recreational Softshell Clam Fishing Licences

The fishing licences are available at the following locations:

  • Park administration office
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Campgrounds
  • Coopérative de Pointe-Sapin
  • Épicerie JMC Grocery, Route 134

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.

Permit fee Duration
$4.00 1 day
$7.00 2 days
$11.00 3 days

Please note: Once a permit is purchased, it cannot be reimbursed.

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