Closed area for shellfish harvesting - Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence 

News Release

QUEBEC CITY- Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Lower St. Lawrence population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution and 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 area:

Prohibition Order: 2017Q-ST-038
Jersey Cove (B-16.5)
From Ruisseau des Whitty to 150 meters south Pointe Carse.

Prohibition Order: 2017Q-ST-037
Miguasha (G-02.1)
From Pointe aux Corbeaux to Pointe Labillois, excluding the waters of Bassin de la Rivière Nouvelle.

Prohibition Order: 2017Q-ST-036
Baie de Port-Daniel (G-20.1)
From Pointe du Sud-Ouest to the west side of the road 132 bridge in Port-Daniel, including the waters of Petite Rivière Port-Daniel's estuary excluding an area of 300 meters surrounding the wastewater treatment plant outfall.

Prohibition Order: 2017Q-ST-035
Rivière St-Jean's Estuary East (G-24.2.2)
The foreshore and waters of Rivière Saint-Jean's estuary, inside a perimeter delimited in the East by a line drawn on the railroad and in the West by a line drawn between coordinates 48.769953N 64.400533W and 48.789498N 64.399964W.

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

LOWER St. LAWRENCE AND GASPE PENINSULA 

From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspé 1-800- 463-0607

From Cap Gaspé to the Matapédia River 1-800- 463-4204

MAGDALEN ISLANDS   418-986-3882

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Contacts

Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region
medias.qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
418-648-5474

C-RQ-17-24E 


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