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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0579-PSP - Bivalve Shellfish: Marine Biotoxin - Update for Area 25, and Summary for all Areas - July 30, 2010

UPDATE:

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

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/psp


Area 25
Effective immediately the harvest prohibition for manila clams, littleneck
clams, oysters and mussels has been lifted in Subarea 25-8.

The most recent marine biotoxin results were acceptable.


SUMMARY:

The following information in this fishery notice reflects Paralytic Shellfish
Poisoning (PSP, red tide) and other marine toxin closures as of July 30, 2010
for bivalve shellfish (oysters, clams, scallops, mussels, and geoducks). Note
that this fishery notice does not describe sewage contamination closures. For
information on sewage contamination closures please go to:

www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ops/fm/shellfish/Biotoxins/closures/default_e.htm

Area 1
Subarea 1-5 closed to all bivalve shellfish except razor clams, cockles and
scallops;
Balance of Area 1 is closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 2
Subarea 2-1 closed to all bivalve shellfish except oysters and scallops;
Balance of Area 2 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 3 to 11
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 12
Subareas 12-10 to 12-13 and 12-15 to 12-16 closed to all bivalve shellfish
except geoducks and horse clams only;
Balance of Area 12 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 13
Subareas 13-1 to 13-12 and 13-14 to 13-17 closed to butter clams only;
Subareas 13-13 closed to butter clams and scallops;
Balance of Area 13 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 14
Subareas 14-1 to 14-4, 14-6, 14-9, 14-10 and 14-12 to 14-14 closed to butter
clams and scallops only;
Subareas 14-5, 14-8 and 14-15 closed to butter clams only;
Subareas 14-7 and 14-11 closed to scallops only.

Area 15
Subarea 15-1 to 15-3 closed to butter clams and scallops only;
Subareas 15-4 and 15-5 closed to geoducks, horse clams, butter clams only;
Balance of Area 15 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 16
Subareas 16-3 to 16-4, 16-10 to 16-13, 16-17 to 16-20 and 16-22 closed to
butter clams, scallops, geoducks and horse clams only;
Subarea 16-16 closed to butter clams, geoducks and horse clams only;
Subarea 16-21 closed to butter clams and scallops only;
Balance of Area 16 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 17
Subareas 17- 1 to 17-3, 17-6, 17-8 and 17-9 closed to all bivalve shellfish;
Subarea 17-20 closed to butter clams only;
Balance of Area 17 closed to butter clams and scallops only.

Area 18
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 19
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 20
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 21
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 22
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 23
Subareas 23-3 to 23-5, and 23-7 to 23-11 closed to all bivalve shellfish except
manila clams, littleneck clams, varnish clams, oysters and mussels;
Subarea 23-6 (except portion 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) closed to butter
clams, geoducks and horse clams only;
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, closed to all
bivalve shellfish;
Balance of Area 23 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 24
Subareas 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 25-1 to 25-3 and 25-8 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila
clams, littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 25 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 26
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 27
Subareas 27-7 to 27-11 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams,
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels
Balance of Area 27 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 28
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

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:

www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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

www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ops/fm/Areas/areamap_e.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 - FN0579
Sent July 30, 2010 at 12:51
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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