Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting in the Gaspé and Lower St. Lawrence

News release

June 6, 2019             

Québec, Quebec - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Gaspé and Lower St.Lawrence population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to pollution, in accordance with the prohibitions orders mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3 (1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish areas:

Prohibition Order: QSN-2019-016
Jersey Cove (B-16.5)

From a point 250 metres east of Whitty Creek to 150 metres south of Point Carse.

Prohibition Order: QSN-2019-017
Miguasha (G-02.1)

From Pointe aux Corbeaux to Pointe Labillois, excluding the waters of Bassin de la Rivière Nouvelle.

Prohibition Order: QSN-2019-018
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 metres surrounding the wastewater treatment plant outfall.

Prohibition Order: QSN-2019-019
Rivière St-Jean's Estuary East (G-24.2.2)

The 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.

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
MAGDALEN ISLANDS       418-986-3882

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

Contacts

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

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