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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0015-RECREATIONAL - Razor Clams - North Coast - Area 1 - Opening

Subarea 1-5 (“North Beach”) is open effective immediately to the recreational
and aboriginal harvest of razor clams (Siliqua patula)only. Recent samples
from the biotoxin monitoring program for this Subarea have been acceptable.
This opening will continue pending on-going sample submission for the biotoxin
monitoring program and acceptable biotoxin results.

Recreational harvesters must be in possession of a valid BC Tidal Waters Sport
Fishing Licence to harvest razor clams in Subarea 1-5. The possession limit
for razor clams in this Subarea is 50 clams per day with a total possession
limit of 100.

Bivalve shellfish are susceptible to Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and
other marine biotoxins and closures may occur. All bivalve shellfish
harvesters must check before they harvest for any biotoxin or sanitary
contamination closures in their area.

For information on the location of current marine biotoxin closures:
-call toll-free: 1-866-431-3474
-consult the Shellfish Contamination Closures page on the DFO website at:
www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/contamination/index-eng.htm
-check with your nearest DFO office

Variation Order Nos. 2013-553 and 2013-554 are revoked
Variation Order Nos. 2014-012 and 2014-013 are in effect.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Sandra Davies (250) 627-3426



Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0015
Sent January 9, 2014 at 14:55
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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