Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

August 10, 2012 17:09 ET

Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting Gaspesie

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wants to inform the Gaspésie population that the 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 areas:

Prohibition Order 2012Q-S-078
Caplan (G-09.2)
From the western point of Caplan river to the extremity of Caplan's wharf.
Prohibition Order 2012Q-S-079
Ruisseau Leblanc (G-09.3)
From the extremity of Caplan's wharf to Caplan's water tower.
Prohibition Order 2012Q-S-081
Newport (G-21.1)
From the southern point of Anse aux Crapauds to Pointe de Newport.

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