Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

October 10, 2012 15:43 ET

Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting Gaspesie

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 10, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Gaspesie population that harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, 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 area:

Prohibition Order 2012Q-S-142

Cote-de-Gaspe: Saint-Jean's Estuary West (G-24.2.1)

The Rivière Saint-Jean's estuary, west of a line drawn between coordinates 48.789498N 64.399964W and 48.769953N 64.400533W.

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
From Ile-aux-Coudres to Baie-Trinité : 1-800-463-8558
From Baie-Trinité to Blanc-Sablon : 1-800-463-8558
MAGDALEN ISLANDS: 418-986-3882
LOWER ST. LAWRENCE AND GASPÉ PENINSULA
From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspé: 1-800-463-0607
From Cap Gaspé to the Matapédia River: 1-800-463-4204

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Contact Information

  • Sylvi Racine
    Senior Communications Advisor
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec Region
    Mont-Joli (Quebec)
    418-775-0744