Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

October 28, 2011 16:33 ET

Nova Scotia Coastal Areas Re-Open for Shellfish Harvesting

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 28, 2011) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada advises that some emergency shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels) closures that resulted from bacteriological contamination caused by extreme rainfall in Nova Scotia coastal areas between Yarmouth and Guysborough on October 21, 2011 are being lifted due to acceptable water quality and shell stock levels.

Coordinates of closures now revoked:

1/ All foreshore and marine waters within 3 km of the shoreline and islands of Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens and Lunenburg counties; from Wedge Point, Yarmouth Co. at 259610E 4841950N to Eastern Point Islands, Lunenburg Co at 404302E 4911093N,

2/ All foreshore and marine waters within 3 km of the shoreline and islands of the Halifax Regional Municipality from Hartlen Point, HRM to Lapstone Point.

Please note all other closures in force within this area due to bacteriological or natural sources of contamination remain in effect.

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