Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 11, 2013 16:40 ET

Closed Areas for Harvesting of Blue Mussel Upper North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 11, 2013) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, wants to inform the Upper North Shore population that, in accordance with the prohibition orders mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, harvesting of blue mussel is now forbidden in the following shellfish areas. It should be noted that harvesting of Atlantic Razor Clam and Arctic Wedge Clam remains closed in those areas:

Prohibition Order 2013Q-T-067
Upper North-Shore:
Pointe à Émile (N-03.1.2)
From Pointe à Émile to a point near of the sawmill.
Prohibition Order 2013Q-T-068
Upper North-Shore:
Pointe à Boisvert (N-03.2.1)
From a point near of the sawmill to Pointe à Boisvert's navigation light.
Prohibition Order 2013Q-T-069
Manicouagan:
Baie Saint-Nicolas (N-08.3)
From Pointe à la Croix to Pointe (Cap) Rouge, including Grande baie Saint-Nicolas and Petite baie Saint-Nicolas.

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