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Invertebrates: Manila and Littleneck Clams Area E. Opens from 16:00 December 27, 2012 to 05:00: December 28, 2012 - 1 tide in the following areas: Area 17: Subareas 17-4 to 17-6, 17-9, 17-10, 17-12, 17-13 and 17-15 to 17-20. Area 18 Subareas 18-3 and 18-7 except for the closures as described on pages 11 and 12 of appendix 1 of the 2010-2012 clam management plan. Waste water Treatment plants may close on short notice. Check fishery notices prior to harvesting. NOTE: Emergency Closure Area 17.aa - Evening Cove The waters and intertidal foreshore of that portion of Subarea 17-5, 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]. Shellfish harvesters are advised to monitor weather conditions and warnings and to plan their harvesting activities accordingly. Closure information and maps are available at our website: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/psp Note: Recreational, Parks and Food Social and ceremonial closures as described on pages 11 and 12 of appendix 1 of the 2011-2012 clam management plan. Yellow Point, Sandwell Provincial park, Drumbeg Provincial Park, Pilot Bay Gabriola Bar Nanoose bay (fronting Nanoose IR) and Sansum Narrows. Variation Order No 2012-480 . Harvesters are reminded that they need a 2012 Fish Harvester Registration Card and a 2012 commercial clam licence to participate in openings. Area E ACL's licence applications will be administered through the local band offices. Fishermen should consult the 2010/2012 Intertidal Clam Management Plan and the local DFO office for descriptions of areas closed for sewage contamination reasons. There are numerous contamination closures in place throughout the fishing area. All eligible fishers must have their 2012 license and meet the conditions of that license. (i.e. wear a high visibility vest with license number marked on it and the sacks of clams must be immediately tagged with the license number as soon as clams are placed in it). This fishery will only take place provided psp levels and water quality remain acceptable. Fishermen are advised to contact the local fishery office prior to this fishery to confirm the opening. FOR MORE INFORMATION: David Fogtmann (250) 339-3799
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1212
Sent December 27, 2012 at 0948
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