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Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closure – Significant Rainfall – Avalon Peninsula East

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

 

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Sep. 12, 2022

 

Molluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closure – Significant Rainfall – Avalon Peninsula East

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the closure for the harvesting of all bivalve shellfish including Arctic wedge calms, Atlantic razor clams, Atlantic surf clams, bay quahaugs, northern propeller clams, ocean quahaugs, softshell clam, Stimpson’s surf clams, bay mussels, blue mussel, horse mussels, American oysters, bay scallops, Iceland scallops, purple hinge rock scallop, (except sea scallops), northern moon snails, waved whelks, and Stimpson’s whelks for recreational or commercial purposes in the following areas effective 1700 hours on September 12, 2022:

 

From Grates Point at 48.172711, -52.941921 east and south to Western Point, Cape Race at 46.656144, -53.074678

 

As a result, there is reason to believe that the sanitary conditions of the adjacent marine waters may have degraded to the point where accepted water quality standards have been exceeded and the contamination of the water would likely pose a risk to public health if shellfish in the affected area were harvested for consumption.

 

More detailed information on these closed areas can be obtained from the nearest DFO office or the following website:

 

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/CheckBeforeYouHarvest

 

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN-2022-215 comes into effect at 1700 hours on September 12, 2022.

 

In accordance with Appendix VIII of the CSSP Manual of Operations, these areas must remain closed for a minimum of seven days. There will be a Public Notice when the closure is lifted.

 

For more information on the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program please consult the following website: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/preventive-controls/fish/cssp/eng/1563470078092/1563470123546

 

 

 

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For information, contact:

Claudette Laing

Ecosystems Management Branch

Tel (709) 424-4819

[email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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