Closed areas for shellfish harvesting on the North Shore

News release

June 1, 2020

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 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-2020-025
Pointe aux Vaches (N-01.1.2)

From Snail rock to the rochers du Saguenay

Prohibition Order: QSN-2020-026
Baie des Chevaux (N-04.1.1.1)

From the Pointe Rocheuse's lighthouse to a point west  of Rivière Laval's fairway.

Prohibition Order: QSN-2020-027
Îlets Jérémie (N-04.5.2)

From a point located west of Baie des Îlets Jérémie to Pointe à Michel's navigation light.

Prohibition Order: QSN-2020-028
Pointe-aux-Outardes (west) (N-06.1.1)

From the Centre d'interprétation du Parc Nature to the east at the Fisheries and Oceans Canada marker.

Prohibition Order: QSN-2020-029
Pointe Paradis (N-06.3)

From Pointe Paradis to Père-Babel gully.

Prohibition Order: QSN-2020-030
Rivière Sheldrake (N-17.1.2)

Rivière Sheldrake's estuary, upriver from the bridge on road 138.

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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