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Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting Lower St. Lawrence

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QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Lower St. Lawrence population that harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to cessation of biotoxin monitoring, 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 2012Q-T-175

Riviere-du-Loup: Ile Verte (B-02.4)

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

If you want to get the latest information concerning shellfish harvesting, please dial one of the following phone numbers:



CHARLEVOIX, NORTH SHORE AND ANTICOSTI ISLAND
From Ile-aux-Coudres to Baie-Trinite : 1-800-463-8558
From Baie-Trinite to Blanc-Sablon : 1-800-463-8558

MAGDALEN ISLANDS: 418-986-3882

LOWER ST. LAWRENCE AND GASPE PENINSULA
From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspe: 1-800-463-0607
From Cap Gaspe to the Matapedia River: 1-800-463-4204



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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Sylvi Racine
Senior Communications Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region
Mont-Joli (Quebec)
418-775-0744

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