Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

March 10, 2010 14:52 ET

Reminder: Closure of Shellfish Harvesting Area

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada is advising the public that shellfish harvesting is prohibited in closed areas. Eating contaminated shellfish is dangerous and may lead to paralysis and even death. In addition, shellfish harvesting is prohibited within 125 metres of a wharf, due to the risk of contamination.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, whose mandate is to protect and conserve fishery resources, is ever vigilant in its efforts to prevent shellfish harvesting in closed areas in order to protect public health.

The Department is also asking the public to report poaching incidents by calling 1-800-463-9057. All calls are confidential.

You can get the latest information on shellfish harvesting by calling one of the following numbers:

CHARLEVOIX, NORTH SHORE AND ANTICOSTI ISLAND  
From Ile-aux-Coudres to Baie-Trinité: (800) 463-8558
From Baie-Trinité to Blanc-Sablon: (800) 463-1736
MAGDALEN ISLANDS: (418) 986-3882
LOWER ST. LAWRENCE AND GASPÉ  
From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspé: (800) 463-0607
From Cap Gaspé to the Matapédia River: (800) 463-4204

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec Region
    Michel Plamondon
    Communications Advisor
    418-648-5419