Shellfish Sanitation Closures

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

PUBLIC NOTICE

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2015/10/23

 

Re-opening Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting for the Northern Peninsula

DFO advises that Environment Canada has recommended the re-opening of the following areas to all bivalve molluscan shellfish harvesting.

  • all waters within 3 km of the coastline and islands from the community of Parson’s Pond (located approximately Lat/Lon 50.0283/-57.7209) northeast to the ferry terminal at St. Barbe (located approximately Lat/Lon 51.2042/-56.7738). NSN2015-008
  • all waters within 3km of the coastline and islands from Duckbill Point (located approximately Lat/Lon 50.5964/-56.2024) northeast to the Cape Fox (located south of the community of Conche approximately Lat/Lon 50.8605/-55.8905). NSN2015-009

This recommendation is based on CSSP protocol; after 21 days (without further extreme rainfall levels) the emergency storm closure which came into effect on October 2 can be lifted.

Prohibition Orders NSN2015-008 and NSN2015-009 come into effect on October 24, 2015.

For information on Significant Weather Shellfish Closures please see the following website.
http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/fish-and-seafood/shellfish-sanitation/shellfish-harvest/eng/1360781505142/1360781578119

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Contact:

For information, contact:
Chris Hendry
Regional Aquaculture Coordinator
Fisheries Management Branch
Tel.(709) 772-6674
E-mail: chris.hendry@dfo-mpo.gc.ca