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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0693-SANITARY - Area 17 - Emergency Closure for Bivalve Shellfish near Hammond Bay Area, Nanaimo (Closure is now revoked

Sanitary closure is now revoked, as prescribed by the Canadian Shellfish
Sanitation Program, at 21 days after the operations at the sewage treatment
plant returned to normal.

Emergency Closure Area – West of Neck Point to Lagoon Head

Portions of Subareas 17-12, 17-18 and 17-21 within a radius of 1200m of a point
in water at 49°13.87' north latitude and 123°57.75' west longitude including
existing annual sanitary closure 17.15 in Hammond Bay and Pipers Lagoon,
extending northwesterly along the shore of Vancouver Island approximately 930 m
from Neck Point and approximately 127 m southeasterly along the shore from
Lagoon Head.
[Sanitary Closure Map] [NAD 83]

Detailed bivalve shellfish closure information and maps are available at our

and at local DFO offices. Always check before you harvest.


For more information contact a local DFO office, Elysha Gordon at 250-756-7192
or David Fogtmann at 250-339-3799.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0693
Sent August 20, 2010 at 11:56
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