QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 9, 2011) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wants to inform the Upper North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to toxicity, in accordance with the prohibition order mentioned below, and pursuant to subsection 3(1) of the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, in the following shellfish area:

Prohibition Order No. 2011Q-T-051

Upper North Shore :

Banc Marie-Marthe (Île Laval) (N-04.1.2.1)

From a point at east of Rivière Laval's fairway to a point on shore, north of Ile Brûlette's west side, excluding any area awithin 200 m around Ile Laval (Banc Marie-Marthe).

If you want to get the latest information concerning shellfish harvesting, please dial one of the following phone numbers:

CHARLEVOIX, NORTH SHORE AND ANTICOSTI ISLAND LOWER ST-LAWRENCE AND GASPE PENINSULA
From Ile-aux-Coudres to Baie-Trinité 1-800-463-8558 From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspé 1-800-463-0607
From Baie-Trinité to Blanc-Sablon 1-800-463-1736 From Cap Gaspé to the Matapédia River 1-800-463-4204
MAGDALEN ISLANDS 418-986-2095

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Contact Information:

Karina Laberge
Communications Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region
Mont-Joli (Quebec)
418-775-0769