Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting on the North Shore

News release

August 13, 2019        Québec, Quebec     Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to 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 areas:

Prohibition Order: QTN-2019-038

Banc Marie-Marthe (Île Laval) (N-04.1.2.1)

From a point at east of Rivière Laval’s fairway to a point on shore, north of Île Brûlette’s west side, excluding any area within 300 m around Île Laval.

Prohibition Order: QTN-2019-039

Baie des plongeurs (N-04.1.3)

Baie des Plongeurs, from the southern point of Baie Didier to Pointe Orient.

Prohibition Order: QTN-2019-040

Cran à Gagnon (N-04.2.2)

From cran à Gagnon to the southwestern point of Rivière Blanche’s mouth.

Prohibition Order: QTN-2019-041

Anse du Colombier (N-04.4.1)

From a point located 300 meters east of Rivière Colombier’s mouth to Cap Colombier’s lighthouse.

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

For more information:

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

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