Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

June 12, 2012 14:06 ET

Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting Upper North Shore

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 12, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wants to inform the Upper North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to toxicity, 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 2012Q-T-050
Upper North-Shore: Banc Marie-Marthe (Île Laval) (N-04.1.2.1)
From a point at east of Rivière Laval's fairway to a point on shore, north of île Brûlette's west side, excluding any area within 200 m around Ile Laval (banc Marie-Marthe).
Prohibition Order 2012Q-T-051
Upper North-Shore: Iles Penchées (N-02.2)
From Pointe à Georges-Morneau to a point in front of îlets Boisés.
Prohibition Order 2012Q-T-052
Upper North-Shore: Cran à Gagnon (N-04.2.2)
From cran à Gagnon to the southwestern point of Rivière Blanche's mouth.
Prohibition Order 2012Q-T-053
Upper North-Shore: Anse du Colombier (N-04.4.1)
From a point located 300 meters east of Rivière Colombier's mouth to Cap Colombier's lighthouse.

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: 1-800-463-1736
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

  • Michel Plamondon
    Senior Communications Advisor
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region
    Quebec (Quebec)
    418-648-5419