Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

August 15, 2008 13:17 ET

Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2008) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the 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.

Therefore, all shellfish areas of Upper and Middle North Shore up to the river Mingan are closed to harvest. Fisheries and Oceans Canada would like to remind the public that shellfish harvesting is strictly prohibited in closed areas. Eating shellfish from closed areas is hazardous to the health.

Prohibition Order No. QTN-462

Pointe a Emile

From Pointe a Emile to a point near of the sawmill.

Pointe de Mille-Vaches

From Pointe a Boisvert's navigation light eastward to boundary marks installed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Battures aux Gibiers

From Pointe Orient to Cran a Gagnon.

Anse du Colombier

From a point located 300 meters east of Riviere Colombier's mouth to Cap Colombier's lighthouse.

Anse Noire

From the west bank of Anse Noire to a point located west of Baie des Ilets Jeremie.

Reserve Betsiamites Sud (Bersimis)

From the Fisheries and Oceans Canada marker located east of Pointe de Betsiamites, northward to the Fisheries and Oceans Canada marker.


From Pointe aux Anglais to approximately 1 km east of the last house in Pointe-aux-Anglais (limit sign installed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada).

Anse Chouinard

From the southern point of Anse Chouinard to the western point of Anse aux Francais.

Baie des Homards

From the western point of Anse aux Francais to Pointe a Luc.

Baie des Forges

The waters of the portion of Riviere Moisie's estuary lying to the east of a line extending due north from Pointe aux Americains to the shore.

Riviere Pigou

From a point west of Riviere Pigou to a point west of Riviere Manitou.

Riviere Sheldrake

Riviere Sheldrake's estuary, upriver from the bridge on Road 138.

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


From Ile-aux-Coudres to Baie-Trinite

From Baie-Trinite to Blanc-Sablon



From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspe

From Cap Gaspe to the Matapedia River

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Karina Laberge
    Communications Advisor