QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 1, 2012) - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Lower St. Lawrence population that harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to cessation of biotoxin monitoring, 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 2012Q-T-175

Riviere-du-Loup: Île Verte (B-02.4)

The waters around Île Verte, at less than 800 meters off the shore.

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
From Île-aux-Coudres to Baie-Trinité : 1-800-463-8558
From Baie-Trinité to Blanc-Sablon : 1-800-463-8558
MAGDALEN ISLANDS: 418-986-3882
LOWER ST. LAWRENCE AND GASPÉ PENINSULA
From Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Cap Gaspé: 1-800-463-0607
From Cap Gaspé to the Matapédia River: 1-800-463-4204

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Contact Information:

Sylvi Racine
Senior Communications Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec Region
Mont-Joli (Quebec)
418-775-0744