Area 23 bivalves shellfish closure now in place

Effective immediately, there is a harvest prohibition for all shellfish in 23-3.

Eating contaminated shellfish can make you very sick. It can even be life threatening. Cooking shellfish does not destroy all biotoxins.

The shellfish you harvest and eat should always come from an open area. When an area is officially “closed,” it is both illegal and unsafe to harvest shellfish from that area. It is your responsibility to know where you are planning to harvest and to find out if the species you wish to harvest is open in that area.

For more information, see:http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/contamination/biotox/a-s-23-eng.html

To see what is included in area 23, refer to this map:http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/areas-secteurs/23-eng.html

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