Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

May 30, 2014 17:13 ET

Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting Gaspesie

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 30, 2014) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Gaspesie population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution and toxicity, in accordance with prohibition orders mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish areas:

Prohibition Order No. :2014Q-ST-037
Cote-de-Gaspe:
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.
Prohibition Order No. :2014Q-ST-036
Rocher-Perce:
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.
Prohibition Order No. :2014Q-S-035
Avignon:
Miguasha (G-02.1)
From Pointe aux Corbeaux to Pointe Labillois, excluding the waters of Bassin de la Rivière Nouvelle.
Prohibition Order No. :2014Q-ST-034
Cote-de-Gaspe:
Jersey Cove (B-16.5)
From Ruisseau des Whitty to 150 meters south Pointe Carse.

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

Contact Information

  • Michel Plamondon
    Senior Communications Advisor
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec Region
    QUEBEC CITY, Quebec
    418-648-5419