Closed area for shellfish harvesting on the North Shore

News release

June 14, 2019

Québec, Quebec - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to risk of chemical pollution, 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: QCH-2019-026
Anse Chouinard (N-11.1.3.2)

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

For more information on shellfish harvesting and open and closed harvest areas, please visit our website at www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/CheckBeforeYouHarvest or 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
media.qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
418-648-5474

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