Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

August 10, 2012 16:57 ET

Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting Lower St. Lawrence

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wants to inform the St. Lawrence 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-084

Rimouski-Neigette: Rimouski-Est (B-04.2)

From the extremity of Rimouski-Est's wharf seaward to coordinate 48.480964 N 68.51779 W and from there to the extremity of the Pointe au Père's wharf.

Prohibition Order 2012Q-S-070

Sainte-Flavie, est (B-06.1)

From the extremity of Sainte-Flavie's wharf to Pointe aux Cenelles.

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