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Molluscan Shellfish Harvest Reopening - Significant Rainfall

10/5/2017

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

PUBLIC NOTICE

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Molluscan Shellfish Harvest Reopening - Significant Rainfall

 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of the reopening of the following area for the harvesting of bivalve molluscan shellfish, including scallops, mussels, and clams for recreational or commercial purposes (effective 6:00 a.m., Friday, October 6,2017):

 

 all waters within 3 km of the coastline and islands surrounding the Avalon Peninsula from Chance Cove to Little Harbour East, NL.

 

More detailed information on remaining closed areas still in effect prior to this rainfall closure can be obtained from the nearest DFO office.

 

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Prohibition Order NSN2017-007 comes into effect at 0600 hours on October 6, 2017.

 

For more information on the Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program please consult the following website:

 

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/fish-and-seafood/shellfish-sanitation/eng/1299826806807/1299826912745

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For information, contact:

Chris Hendry

Regional Aquaculture Coordinator

Fisheries Management Branch

Tel.(709) 772-6674

E-mail: chris.hendry@dfo-mpo.gc.ca