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Fishery Notice

Category(s):
ABORIGINAL - General Information
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Intertidal
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Razor
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Oyster
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Scallop by Dive
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Scallop by Trawl
General Information
RECREATIONAL - Shellfish
Sanitary/Other Contamination Closures
Subject:
FN1195-SANITARY - Area 17 - Emergency Closure for Bivalve Shellfish near Ladysmith


The Ladysmith WWTP has reported a discharge above the threshold established for 
the safe harvest of bivalve shellfish.  Effective December 19, 2012, under the 
Conditional Management Plan, the following Emergency Closure, prohibiting 
bivalve shellfish harvest for any purpose, is now in place in the following 
area: 

Emergency Closure Area 17.aa - Evening Cove

The waters and intertidal foreshore of that portion of Subarea 17-5, as 
described in the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations, 2007, shoreward 
or westerly of a line from Coffin Point at 48°59.214' north latitude and 123°
45.450' west longitude to Sharpe Point at 48°58.881' north latitude and 123°
46.104' west longitude [Sanitary Closure Map 17.aa][NAD 83].

In addition, the Conditionally Restricted area within Sanitary Closure 17.1 in 
Ladysmith Harbour has reverted to CLOSED status. Licensed depuration and relay 
are now suspended by license condition in the Conditionally Restricted area 
described as:

The waters and intertidal foreshore of that portion of Subarea 17-7 inside a 
line commencing south of Slag Point at 48° 59.40' north latitude and 123°48.48' 
west longitude, thence southeasterly to a point in water at 48° 58.44' north 
latitude and 123° 47.00' west longitude, thence northwesterly to the 
southeastern tip of the Dunsmuir Islands at 48° 59.38' north latitude and 123° 
47.07' west longitude, thence northwesterly following the mean high water mark 
to the  northwestern tip of the Dunsmuir Islands at 48° 59.58' north latitude 
and 123° 47.72' west longitude, thence northwesterly to the southern tip of the 
smaller of the two Woods Islands forming the western shore of Burlieth Arm at 
48° 59.78' north latitude and 123° 48.26' west longitude, thence northwesterly 
to the southern tip of the larger of the two Woods Islands forming the western 
shore of Burlieth Arm at 48° 59.96' north latitude and 123° 48.41' west 
longitude, thence due east to a point on land at 48° 59.96' north latitude and 
123°48.05' west longitude, thence following the mean high water mark 
southeasterly to Sharp Point at 48° 58.88' north latitude and 123° 46.10' west 
longitude, thence southwesterly across the mouth of Ladysmith Harbour to a 
point of land at the western entrance of Davis Lagoon at 48° 57.94' north 
latitude and 123° 46.52' west longitude, thence following the mean high water 
mark to the point of commencement south of Slag Point [Sanitary Closure Map 
17.1] [NAD 83].

Note that this notice does not describe other sanitary closures which may be in 
effect, or Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP, red tide) and other marine 
biotoxin closures.  Detailed bivalve shellfish closure information and maps are 
available at our website: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/psp and at local DFO 
offices.

For more information contact a local DFO office or Elysha Gordon at 250-756-
7192.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1195
Sent December 19, 2012 at 1349