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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
PSP (Red Tide) /Other Marine Toxins
RECREATIONAL - Shellfish
Subject:
FN1205-Bivalve Shellfish: Marine Biotoxin - Update for Areas 2, 7 & 23 and Summary for all Areas - December 21, 2012


UPDATE:

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

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

Area 2
Effective immediately there is a harvest prohibition for all bivalve shellfish 
in Subareas 2-12 and 2-13.

The geoduck fishery in these Subareas is complete.

Area 7
Effective immediately there is a harvest prohibition for all bivalve shellfish 
in Subarea 7-15.

The commercial fishery in this Subarea is complete.

Area 23
Effective immediately the harvest prohibition for manila clams, littleneck 
clams, oysters and mussels is lifted in Subarea 23-4.

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 December 21, 
2012 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: 

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


Area 1
Subarea 1-5 closed to all bivalve shellfish except razor clams;
Balance of Area 1 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 2
Subarea 2-1 closed to all bivalve shellfish except oysters and scallops; 
Subareas 2-14 and 2-15 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoduck and horse 
clams;
Balance of Area 2 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 3 to 4
Closed to all bivalve shellfish. 

Area 5
Subarea 5-17 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoduck and horse clams; 
Balance of Area 5 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 6
Subarea 6-9 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoduck and horse clams;
Balance of Area 6 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 7
Subareas 7-17, 7-21 and 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
Subarea 12-26 closed to all bivalve shellfish except butter clams and cockles;
Balance of Area 12 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

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

Area 14 
Subareas 14-1, 14-2 and 14-4 closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
Subareas 14-3 & 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. 

Area 15
Subareas 15-1 to 15-3 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, 
littleneck clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck and horse clams;
Subarea 15-4 & 15-5 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, 
littleneck clams, oysters, mussels;
Balance of Area 15 closed to all bivalve shellfish.   
	
Area 16
Subareas 16-1, 16-2 and 16-22 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoduck 
and horse clams only;
Subareas 16-5 to 16-9, 16-11 to 16-13 closed to butter clams, scallops, geoduck 
and horse clams only;
Subarea 16-16 closed to butter clams, geoduck and horse clams only;
Subareas 16-19 and 16-21 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, 
littleneck clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck and horse clams;
Subarea 16-20 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck 
clams, oysters and mussels only;
Balance of Area 16 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 17
Subareas 17-1 to 17-3 closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
Subareas 17-4 to 17-9, 17-12 to 17-16 and 17-18 to 17-21 closed to all bivalve 
shellfish except manila clams, littleneck clams, oysters and mussels; 
Subareas 17-10, 17-17 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, 
littleneck clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck and horse clams;
Balance of Area 17 closed to butter clams and scallops only.

Area 18
Subareas 18-3 and 18-7 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, 
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels; 
Balance of Area 18 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 19
Subarea 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 are closed to butter clams and scallops only;
Balance of Area 20 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 21  
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 22
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 23
Subarea 23-4 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck 
clams, oysters and mussels;
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 except manila clams, littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Subarea 23-6, except that 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 
all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck clams, varnish clams, 
oysters and mussels;
Subarea 23-10 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 24-6 closed to all bivalve shellfish except geoduck and horse clams; 
Subarea 24-9 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, littleneck 
clams, oysters, mussels, geoduck and horse clams; 
Balance of Area 24 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 25
Subareas 25-3 to 25-8 closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, 
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
That portion of Subarea 25-11, east of a line drawn from a point of land at 49 
degrees 55.667' minutes north latitude and 126 degrees 54.705' minutes west 
longitude, thence northwesterly to a point of land at 49 degrees 55.875' 
minutes north latitude and 126 degrees 54.865' minutes west longitude, known as 
Little Espinosa Inlet, closed to all bivalve shellfish except manila clams, 
littleneck clams, oysters and mussels;
Subarea 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
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

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:

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/maps-cartes/areas-secteurs/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 & Oceans Operations Center - FN1205
Sent December 21, 2012 at 1415