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

News release

November 1st, 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 for sanitary reasons, 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: QSN-2019-068
Île Verte
(B-02.4)

The waters around Ile Verte, at less than 800 meters off the shore.

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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