Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 01, 2015 16:21 ET

Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting Gaspe Peninsula

QUÉBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 1, 2015) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Gaspé Peninsula population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution and toxicity, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish areas:

Prohibition Order No. 2015Q-ST-016

Avignon:

Miguasha (G-02.1)

From Pointe aux Corbeaux to Pointe Labillois, excluding the waters of Bassin de la rivière Nouvelle.

Côte-de-Gaspé:

Rivière St-Jean's Estuary East (G-24.2.2)

The foreshore and waters of Rivière Saint-Jean's estuary, inside a perimeter delimited in the East by a line drawn on the railroad and in the West by a line drawn between coordinates 48.769953N 64.400533W and 48.789498N 64.399964W.

Rocher-Percé:

Baie de Port-Daniel (G-20.1)

From Pointe du Sud-Ouest to the west side of the road 132 bridge in Port-Daniel, including the waters of Petite Rivière Port-Daniel's estuary.

If you want to get the latest information concerning shellfish harvesting, please dial one of the following phone numbers:

CHARLEVOIX, NORTH SHORE AND ANTICOSTI ISLAND LOWER ST-LAWRENCE AND GASPE PENINSULA
From Ile-aux-Coudres to Baie-Trinité 1-800-463-8558 From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspé 1-800-463-0607
From Baie-Trinité to Blanc-Sablon 1-800-463-1736 From Cap Gaspé to the Matapédia River 1-800-463-4204
MAGDALEN ISLANDS 418-986-3882

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