Fishery Notice

Category(s):
ABORIGINAL - General Information
Subject:
FN1383-ABORIGINAL - Invertebrates - Cockles - Area 6 - FSC Harvest - Closure


Effectively immediately, all portions of Area 6 are closed for the food, social 
and ceremonial harvest of  all bivalve shellfish.  This is a pre-cautionary 
closure due to a lapse in sample submissions for the marine biotoxin monitoring 
program.

Fishers are advised that bivalve shellfish are susceptible to Paralytic 
Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) and other forms of contamination and closures may 
occur.  All bivalve shellfish harvesters must check before harvesting to ensure 
there aren't any closures in the vicinity.  For information on the location of 
current marine biotoxin and contamination closures:
-call toll-free 1-866-431-3474
-consult the Shellfish Contamination Closures page on the DFO website at:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/contamination/index-eng.htm
-check with your nearest DFO office.

For additional information fishers should contact the Haisla Fisheries Program 
at (250) 639-9361 or Steven Groves at (250) 627-3455.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1383
Sent December 31, 2015 at 1259