Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

August 13, 2008 09:12 ET

Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting Lower St. Lawrence and North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 13, 2008) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Lower St. Laurence and North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to toxicity, 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:

Fisheries and Oceans Canada would like to remind the public that shellfish harvesting is strictly prohibited in closed areas. Consumption of contaminated shellfish is dangerous; the effects may cause paralysis and even death.

Prohibition Order No. QTN-461

Ile Verte

The waters around ile Verte, at less than 800 meters off the shore.

Batture a Theophile (Batture de Bon-Desir)

From Pointe a John to a point on the shore facing the Rochers Bare.

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-Trinite: 1-800-463-8558
From Baie-Trinite to Blanc-Sablon: 1-800-463-1736
Magdalen Islands: 418-986-2095

LOWER ST-LAWRENCE AND GASPE PENINSULA

From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspe: 1-800-463-0607
From Cap Gaspe to the Matapedia River: 1-800-463-4204


Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region
    Quebec City, Quebec
    Karina Laberge
    Communications Advisor
    418-775-0769