Mulluscan Shellfish Harvesting Closure: Notre Dame Bay

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public of revisions to the

areas closed to the harvesting of molluscan shellfish, including scallops,

mussels and clams for recreational or commercial purposes, based on

bacteriological testing by Environment Canada in the following area of

Notre Dame Bay (effective immediately):

Those waters of Pilley’s Island Harbour that are inside, or north, of a

line drawn from reference coordinate 592204 5482663 northeast to reference

592597 5483114 (NAD 83, Zone 21).

Molluscan shellfish in these areas may be contaminated and dangerous to

human health if consumed, as higher than acceptable levels of bacteria

were found in the water.

It is illegal to fish for molluscs or possess molluscs from this closed

area. More detailed information on this closure can be obtained from the

nearest DFO office.

Organizations: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, DFO, Environment Canada

Geographic location: Notre Dame Bay, Island Harbour

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