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Notice Posted: Thursday May 16, 2019


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
ABORIGINAL - General Information
AQUACULTURE - Shellfish
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Intertidal
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Razor
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Oyster
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Scallop by Trawl
General Information
RECREATIONAL - Shellfish
Sanitary/Other Contamination Closures
Subject:
FN1226-Changes to Sanitary Closures for Bivalve Shellfish in Areas 4, 14, 15, 16, 23, 25, and 26


The following new, revised or revoked sanitary shellfish closure boundaries are 
now in effect as a result of recommendations from the Pacific Region 
Interdepartmental Shellfish Committee: 

Closure 4.4	Metlakatla Bay and Venn Passage - the existing closure has 
been revoked.

The waters and intertidal foreshore inside a line drawn from Observation Point 
on the Tsimpsean Peninsula at 54°20.14' north latitude and 130°27.68' west 
longitude, thence southeasterly to a point of land on Digby Island at 54°19.72' 
north latitude and 130°26.54' west longitude, thence southwesterly to a point 
on land on Digby Island at 54°19.68' north latitude and 130°26.74' west 
longitude, thence westerly following the shoreline of Digby Island to a point 
of land at 54°19.60' north latitude and 130°26.87' west longitude, thence 
northwesterly to a red navigation buoy north of Shrub Island located at or near 
54°19.82' north latitude and 130°27.67' west longitude, thence southwesterly to 
a point in water at 54°19.27' north latitude and 130°28.56' west longitude, 
thence northwesterly to the green navigation buoy designated D83 at or near 54°
19.70' north latitude and 130°29.21' west longitude, thence northeasterly to a 
point in water at 54°19.77' north latitude and 130°28.52' west longitude, 
thence northeasterly to a point in water at 54°19.98' north latitude and 130°
28.44' west longitude, thence northwesterly to the shoal at 54°20.02' north 
latitude and 130°28.56' west longitude, thence northwesterly to a point in 
water at 54°20.44' north latitude and 130°28.75' west longitude, thence 
southeasterly to the point of commencement." [NAD83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 14.4	Base Flats to Fanny Bay - the existing closure has been 
revoked and replaced with closures 14.32 and 14.33

The waters and intertidal foreshore of Base Flat from a northern boundary 
starting at 49°31.22' north latitude and 124°49.84' west longitude, extending 
northeasterly to the low water mark at 49°31.41' north latitude and 124°49.54' 
west longitude, thence along the low water mark to a point at 49°31.15' north 
latitude and 124°49.34' west longitude thence southwest to a point 125 m from 
the high water mark at 49°30.68' north latitude and 124°49.87' west longitude, 
thence southeasterly along the foreshore to the seaward end of the Fanny Bay 
Wharf and from there parallel to the shore at a distance of 50 m to a point in 
water at 49°30.29' north latitude and 124°49.47' west longitude, thence 
northeast in a straight line encompassing a shellfish aquaculture tenure to a 
point in the water at 49°30.38' north latitude and 124°49.33' west longitude, 
thence easterly in a straight line following the shellfish aquaculture tenure 
boundary to a point in water at 49°30.36' north latitude and 124°49.16' west 
longitude, thence due south to the prominent point of land north of the Cowie 
Creek estuary at 49°30.17' north latitude and 124°49.17' west longitude, thence 
in a straight line due east to a point on land south of Ship Point at 49°30.15' 
north latitude and 124°48.52' west longitude.

January 1 to December 31

Closure 14.32	A portion of Fanny Bay, Baynes Sound - a new closure is now 
in effect in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore of Fanny Bay south of a line drawn from a 
point on land within the Fanny Bay Conservation Area at 49°30.08' north 
latitude and 124°48.52' west longitude, southerly of Ship Point, thence due 
west to a point on land at 49°30.08' north latitude and 124°49.18' west 
longitude. [NAD 83] 

January 1 to December 31

Closure 14.33	A portion of Fanny Bay, Baynes Sound - a new closure is now 
in effect in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore of Fanny Bay lying inside a line drawn from 
a point on land, 125 m south of the Fanny Bay Public Wharf at 49°30.37' north 
latitude and 124°49.65' west longitude, thence seaward northeasterly to a point 
in water at 49°30.44' north latitude and 124°49.44' west longitude, thence 
northwesterly to a point on land at 49°39.94' north latitude and 124°49.99' 
west longitude thence southerly following the shoreline along the high water 
mark to the point of commencement. [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 15.9	Sturt Bay and Vananda Cove - the existing closure has been 
amended.

The waters and intertidal foreshore of Sturt Bay and Van Anda Cove, northeast 
Texada Island, south of a line drawn from Hodgson Point at 49°45.79' north 
latitude and 124°33.78' west longitude, thence southeasterly to Van Anda Point 
at 49°45.61' north latitude and 124°33.03' west longitude plus a 300 m radius 
around the Texada school wastewater discharge pipe located at or near 49°45.73' 
north latitude and 124°33.46' west longitude." [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 16.3	Gillies Bay, Texada Island - the existing closure has been 
amended.

The waters and intertidal foreshore of Gillies Bay, Texada Island, lying inside 
a line drawn from a point on land on Texada Island, southeast of the 
intersection of Dogwood Street and Sanderson Road at 49°40.35' north latitude 
and 124°29.44' west longitude, to a point on land on Texada Island south west 
of Gillies Bay Road at 49°40.39' north latitude and 124°28.41' west longitude." 
[NAD83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 16.50	Anderson Bay, Lasqueti Island - a new closure is now in 
effect in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore of Anderson Bay, along the northeast end of 
Lasqueti Island, south of a line drawn from a point on land at 49°28.85' north 
latitude and 124°12.85' west longitude southeasterly to a point on land at 49°
28.77' north latitude and 124°12.64' west longitude."  [NAD83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 23.jj	Head of Effingham Inlet - a new closure is now in effect in 
the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore of Effingham Inlet northwest of a line 
drawn from a point on land on Vancouver Island at 49°05.38' north latitude and 
125°10.79' west longitude, thence southwesterly to a point on land on the 
opposite bank at 49°05.20' north latitude and 125°10.99' west longitude." 
[NAD83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 25.36	A portion of Eliza Island - a new closure is now in effect 
in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore east of Eliza Island, inside a line drawn 
from a point of land on the northeastern tip of Eliza Island at 49°52.88' north 
latitude and 127°00.43' west longitude, thence southerly following along the 
eastern shoreline of Eliza Island to a point on land at 49°52.66' north 
latitude and 127°00.15' west longitude, thence easterly to a point on land on 
Vancouver Island at 49°52.69' north latitude and 126°59.96' west longitude, 
thence northwesterly following the shoreline to a point on land at 49°52.91' 
north latitude and 127°00.37' west longitude, thence westerly to the point of 
commencement. [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 25.37	Northeastern side of Port Eliza Inlet - a new closure is now 
in effect in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore on the northeastern side of Port Eliza 
Inlet, within a 175 m radius of a point on land located at 49°55.24' north 
latitude and 127°01.56' west longitude. This radius intersects the shoreline at 
49°55.29' north latitude and 127°01.69' west longitude and 49°55.16' north 
latitude and 127°01.49' west longitude. [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 25.38	Northwestern side of Port Eliza Inlet - a new closure is now 
in effect in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore on the northwestern side of Port Eliza 
Inlet, within a 260 m radius of a point on land at the mouth of an unnamed 
creek located at 49°54.73' north latitude and 127°02.12' west longitude. This 
radius intersects the shoreline at 49°54.87' north latitude and 127°02.18' west 
longitude and 49°54.59' north latitude and 127°02.07' west longitude. [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31
		
Closure 25.39	Northwestern side of Esperanza Inlet - a new closure is now 
in effect in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore on the northwestern side of Esperanza 
Inlet, within a 290 m radius of a point on land located at 49°51.52' north 
latitude and 126°57.19' west longitude. This radius intersects the shoreline at 
49°51.59' north latitude and 126°56.97' west longitude and 49°51.39' north 
latitude and 127°67.35' west longitude. [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 25.40	Unnamed bay, Southwestern side of Espinosa Inlet - a new 
closure is now in effect in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore of an unnamed bay on the southwestern side 
of Espinosa Inlet, inside a line drawn from a point on land located at 49°
54.18' north latitude and 126°56.40' west longitude, thence southeasterly to a 
point on land at 49°53.92' north latitude and 126°56.26' west longitude.  [NAD 
83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 25.41	Unnamed Bay, Southwest shore of Hecate Channel - a new 
closure is now in effect in the following area:

The intertidal foreshore of the estuary of a small bay on the southwest shore 
of Hecate Channel, just west of McBride Bay, inside a line drawn from a point 
on land located at 49°51.49' north latitude and 126°45.19' west longitude, 
thence following the intertidal shoreline southeasterly to a point on land at 
49°51.39' north latitude and 126°45.08' west longitude. [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 25.42	Unnamed Bay, west side of Head Bay - a new closure is now in 
effect in the following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore of the small bay at the west side of Head 
Bay, from a point on land at 49°47.47' north latitude and 126°29.45' west 
longitude, thence southeasterly to a point on land at 49°47.27' north latitude 
and 126°29.33' west longitude." [NAD 83] 

January 1 to December 31

Closure 25.43	Head of Tahsis Inlet - a new closure is now in effect in the 
following area:

The waters and intertidal foreshore at the head of Tahsis Inlet, inside a line 
drawn from a point of land at 49°54.60' north latitude and 126°38.96' west 
longitude thence southwesterly to a point of land at 49°54.32' north latitude 
and 126°39.79' west longitude". [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 26.5	Head of Malksope Inlet - the existing closure has been 
amended.

The waters and intertidal foreshore of the eastern end of Malksope Inlet, 
southeast of a line drawn from a point on land at 50°07.86' north latitude and 
127°25.27' west longitude, thence southwesterly to a point of land at 50°07.48' 
north latitude and 127°27.03' west longitude. [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

Closure 26.15	Clanninick Cove - the existing closure has been revoked.

The waters and intertidal foreshore of Clanninick Cove in a portion of Subarea 
26-6 north of a line drawn from the point of land at the western entrance to 
Clanninick Cove at 50°02.18' north latitude and 127°25.18' west longitude, 
thence southerly to the northernmost point of McLean Island at 50°02.13' north 
latitude and 127°25.16' west longitude, thence following the eastern shoreline 
of McLean Island southerly to its easternmost point of land at 50°01.75' north 
latitude and 127°24.57' west longitude, thence easterly to the opposite shore 
(the western headland of Walters Cove at 50°01.70' north latitude and 127°
23.60' west longitude). [NAD 83]

January 1 to December 31

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

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1226
Sent November 20, 2017 at 1642