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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0774-Bivalve Shellfish: Marine Biotoxin - Update for Area 23 and Summary for All Areas - October 16

UPDATE:

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

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

Area 23
Effective immediately the harvest prohibition for all bivalve shellfish except
butter clams, scallops, geoducks and horse clams in Subarea 23-6 has been
lifted.

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 October 16,
2008 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
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
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 4
Subareas 4-2 and 4-13 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoducks and horse
clams;
Balance of Area 4 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 5
Subareas 5-10 to 5-13 and 5-20 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoducks
and horse clams;
Balance of Area 5 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 6 to 12
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 13
Subareas 13-1 to 13-11 and 13-15 closed to butter clams only;
Subareas 13-12 and 13-13 closed to butter clams, scallops, geoducks and horse
clams only;
Subarea 13-14 closed to butter clams and scallops;
Subareas 13-16 and 13-17 closed to butter clams, geoducks and horse clams only;
Balance of Area 13 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 14
Subareas 14-1 to 14-4, 14-6, 14-7, 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;
Subarea 14-11 closed to scallops only.

Area 15
Subareas 15-1, 15-3 closed to butter clams, scallops, geoducks and horse clams
only;
Subarea 15-2 closed to butter clams and scallops only;
Subareas 15-5 closed to geoducks, horse clams, butter clams only;
Balance of Area 15 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 16
Subareas 16-10 to 16-16 closed to butter clams, scallops, geoducks and horse
clams only;
Subareas 16-1 to 16-4, and 16-17 to 16-22 closed to butter clams and scallops
only;
Balance of Area 16 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 17
Subarea 17-20 closed to butter clams only;
Balance of Area 17 closed to butter clams and scallops only.

Area 18
Subareas 18-2 to 18-4 and 18-6 to 18-10 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 littleneck,
manila clams and oysters and mussels;
Balance of Area 19 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 20
Closed to butter clams and scallops only.

Areas 21
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 22
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 23
Subareas 23-4, 23-6 closed to butter clams, scallops, geoducks and horse clams;
Balance of Area 23 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 24
Subareas 24-2 to 24-7, 24-13 and 24-14 closed to all bivalve shellfish except
geoducks and horse clams;
Subareas 24-8 and 24-9 closed to butter clams and scallops only.
Balance of Area 24 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 25
Subareas 25-4 to 25-6, 25-8, 25-11 to 25-14 closed to butter clams, scallops,
geoducks and horse clams;
Subareas 25-7, 25-9, 25-10, 25-15 and 25-16 closed all bivalve shellfish;
Balance of Area 25 closed to butter clams and scallops only.

Area 26
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 27
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 28
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 29
Subareas 29-1 and 29-2 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoducks and
horse clams;
Subarea 29-5 closed to all bivalve shellfish except mussels and scallops;
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:

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 - FN0774
Sent October 16, 2008 at 13:50
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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