Category(s):
PSP (Red Tide) /Other Marine Toxins,
ABORIGINAL - General Information,
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Intertidal,
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Razor,
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam,
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Oyster,
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Scallop by Trawl,
RECREATIONAL - Shellfish


Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0113-Bivalve Shellfish: Marine Biotoxin - Update for Area 4 and Summary for all Areas - February 17, 2014

UPDATE:

Maps of Fishery Management Areas and Subareas can be found at:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/c.../index-eng.htm


Area 4
Effective immediately there is a harvest prohibition for geoduck and horse
clams in Subareas 4-2 to 4-4 and 4-9.

The commercial fishery in Area 4 is complete.

Please see the summary table below for the current status of all subareas in
Area 4.


SUMMARY:

The following information in this fishery notice reflects Paralytic Shellfish
Poisoning (PSP, red tide) and other marine toxin closures as of February 17,
2014 for bivalve shellfish (oysters, clams, scallops, mussels, and geoduck).
Note that this fishery notice does not describe sewage contamination closures.
For information on sewage contamination closures please go to:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/c.../index-eng.htm


Areas 1 to 4
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 5
Subareas 5-10 to 5-13 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoduck and horse
clams;
Balance of Area 5 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 6
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 7
Subarea 7-24 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck
clams, oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 7 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 8 to 11
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 12
Subareas 12-16, 12-17, 12-22, 12-23 and 12-26 closed to all bivalve shellfish
except butter clams and cockles;
Subareas 12-39 and 12-41 closed to all bivalve shellfish except cockles;
Balance of Area 12 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 13
Subarea 13-1 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck
clams, oysters, mussels and pink and spiny scallops;
Subareas 13-3 to 13-11, 13-16 and 13-17 closed to butter clams only;
Subareas 13-12 to 13-15 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters, mussels and scallops;
Balance of Area 13 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 14
Subareas 14-1 to 14-4 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck and horse clams only;
Subarea 14-13 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck
clams, oysters and mussels only;
Subareas 14-6, 14-7, 14-9, 14-10, 14-12 and 14-14 closed to butter clams and
scallops only;
Subarea 14-11 closed to scallops only;
Subareas 14-5, 14-8 and 14-15 closed to butter clams only.
Balance of Area 14 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 15
Subareas 15-1 and 15-4 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Subareas 15-2 and 15-3 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck and horse clams;
Subarea 15-5 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck
clams, oysters, mussels and scallops;
Balance of Area 15 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 16
Subareas 16-5 to 16-9, 16-12 and 16-13 closed to butter clams, scallops,
geoduck and horse clams only;
Subareas 16-3, 16-4, 16-10 and 16-16 to 16-18 closed to all bivalve shellfish
except manila clams, littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Subarea 16-1, 16-2, 16-11 and 16-19 to 16-22 closed to all bivalve shellfish
except manila clams, littleneck clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck and horse
clams;
Balance of Area 16 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 17
Subareas 17-1 to 17-4, 17-6, 17-8 to 17-10, 17-13, 17-15 and 17-17 closed to
all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck clams, oysters, mussels,
geoduck and horse clams;
Subarea 17-5 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck
clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck, horse clams and butter clams;
Subareas 17-7, 17-11, 17-12, 17-14, 17-18, 17-19 and 17-21 closed to all
bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Subarea 17-16 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck
clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck, horse clams and cockles;
Subarea 17-20 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck
clams, oysters, mussels and scallops;
Balance of Area 17 closed to butter clams and scallops only.

Area 18
Subareas 18-1 to 18-7 and 18-9 to 18-11 closed to all bivalve shellfish except
manila clams, littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 18 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 19
Subareas 19-5 to 19-12 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 19 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 20
Subareas 20-6 and 20-7 closed to butter clams and scallops only;
Balance of Area 20 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 21 to 22
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 23
Subareas 23-3 to 23-5, 23-6 (except that portion of Subarea 23-6 northeast of a
line drawn from a point of land at 48 degrees 58.47 minutes north latitude and
125 degrees 04.92 minutes west longitude to a point of land at 48 degrees 58.61
minutes north latitude and 125 degrees 05.05 minutes west longitude, known as
Useless Inlet) and 23-8 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 23 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 24
Subarea 24-2 to 24-7, 24-13 and 24-14 closed to all bivalve shellfish except
manila clams, littleneck clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck and horse clams;
Subareas 24-8 and 24-9 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 24 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 25
Subareas 25-3 to 25-15 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 25 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 26
Subareas 26-3 to 26-6 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 26 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 27 to 28
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 29
Subarea 29-5 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoduck and horse clams;
Balance of Area 29 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 101 to 111, 121, 123 to 127, 130 and 142
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

NOTES:
Details are broken into Areas and Subareas, as managed by Fisheries and Oceans
Canada (DFO). Subarea information is not in the British Columbia Tidal Waters
Sport Fishing Guide, but it is readily available in non-navigable Subarea
management charts that can be obtained at DFO offices. In addition,
descriptions of Subareas are set out in the Pacific Fishery Management Area
Regulations, 2007. These regulations are available at libraries and from the
DFO Pacific Internet at:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/index-eng.htm


Maps of Fishery Management Areas and Subareas can also be found at:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/m.../index-eng.htm

The public is advised to consult the local DFO office nearest to the site of
harvest for the latest information on PSP and other marine toxin, sewage and
conservation closures prior to digging.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0113
Sent February 17, 2014 at 15:05
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