Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

August 30, 2012 17:47 ET

Closure of Shellfish Harvesting in the Maritime Areas of Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform residents of the North Shore and the south shore of the St. Lawrence, from Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Gaspé, that harvesting of any and all shellfish in these regions is closed as a preventative measure. Analyses are currently underway to determine shellfish safety in these areas. Fisheries and Oceans Canada also wishes to remind the public that harvesting shellfish in a closed area is prohibited.

This decision was made in accordance with the prohibition orders listed below and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations.

Prohibition orders no.: 2012Q-U-003, 2012Q-U-004, 2012Q-U-005, 2012Q-U-006
and 2012Q-U-007

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