Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 01, 2009 17:03 ET

Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting Magdalen Islands

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 1, 2009) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Magdalen Islands population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, in accordance with the 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. QSN-417

Lagune Le Bassin, ravage

The foreshore of Le Bassin Lagoon, at less than 150 m off the shore.

Est de Pointe-au-Loup

The foreshore and waters inside the Grand Etang, between a point located to the south of Grand Etang to a point located 3km east of Pointe-au-Loup.

If you want to get the latest information concerning shellfish harvesting, please dial one of the following phone numbers:



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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
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Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec Region
    Quebec City, Quebec
    Michel Plamondon
    Communications Advisor
    418-648-7747