Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

May 20, 2009 13:55 ET

Close of Mussel Harvesting on All North Shellfish Beds

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 20, 2009) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wishes to warn the public on the North Shore that the gathering of mussels is prohibited on all North Shore shellfish beds; this ban is enshrined in Order QTN-024, made pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations. Clams can still be harvested in those areas where this is authorized.

The Department, whose mandate is to protect and conserve fishery resources, is ever vigilant in its efforts to prevent shellfish harvesting in closed areas and to protect public health.

For the latest information on shellfish harvesting, please call one of the following numbers:



CHARLEVOIX, NORTH SHORE AND ANTICOSTI ISLAND

From Ile-aux-Coudres to Baie-Trinite:
1-800-463-8558
From Baie-Trinite to Blanc-Sablon:
1-800-463-1736

MAGDALEN ISLANDS

418-986-2095

BAS-SAINT-LAURENT ET GASPESIE

From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspe:
1-800-463-0607
From Cap Gaspe to the Matapedia River:
1-800-463-4204


Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec Region
    Quebec City, Quebec
    Michel Plamondon
    418-648-5419