Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

May 31, 2013 18:30 ET

Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting Gaspesie

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 31, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Gaspesie population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, in accordance with the prohibition orders mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish areas:

Prohibition Orders
2013Q-S-046
2013Q-S-049
2013Q-S-050
Avignon :
Miguasha (G-02.1)
From Pointe aux Corbeaux to Pointe Labillois, excluding the waters of Bassin de la Rivière Nouvelle.
Rocher-Percé :
Port-Daniel Bay (G-20.1)
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.

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 418-986-2095

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Contact Information

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