Fishery Notice

Category(s):
ABORIGINAL - General Information
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Intertidal
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Clam - Razor
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Oyster
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Scallop by Trawl
PSP (Red Tide) /Other Marine Toxins
RECREATIONAL - Shellfish
Subject:
FN0455-Bivalve Shellfish: Marine Biotoxin - Update for Areas 1, 4, 15, 16 and Summary for all Areas - May 17, 2024.


The following information in this fishery notice reflects Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP, red tide), Domoic Acid Poisoning (also known as Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP)), Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) and other marine toxin closures for bivalve shellfish (oysters, clams, scallops, mussels and geoduck). Note that this fishery notice does not describe sanitary contamination closures. For an area to be open and safe for harvesting, both biotoxin and sanitary need to be open. For information on sanitary contamination and biotoxin closures please go to the Fisheries and Oceans Canada mapping site SHELLI to determine where there is safe harvest at https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Html5Viewer/Index.html?viewer=CSSP_Public_En_Site&locale=en. 

On the SHELLI map, the green means approved; red means closed; no colour/light blue means unclassified (unmonitored and no harvesting should occur); and red hatching is for areas where harvesting of only some species of bivalve shellfish is closed.
Harvesting closures can change daily so it is important to always check the mapping site SHELLI before harvesting.

If harvesting for recreational purposes please check the specific species limits and restrictions for each subarea at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/bc-zones-cb-eng.html.

Area 1

Effective immediately, there is a harvest prohibition for all bivalve shellfish in Subarea 1-5. 

The product may be contaminated given the deviance from the sampling requirements established under the biotoxin monitoring program.

Please see the summary table for the status of all subareas in Area 1.

Area 4

Effective immediately, the harvest prohibition for scallops is lifted in Subarea 4-9.

The most recent marine biotoxin results were acceptable. 

Please see the summary table for the status of all subareas in Area 4.

Area 15

Effective immediately, the harvest prohibition for geoduck and Horse clams is lifted in Subarea 15-1.

The most recent marine biotoxin results were acceptable. 

Please see the summary table for the status of all subareas in Area 15.

Area 16

Effective immediately, there is a harvest prohibition for all bivalve shellfish in Subareas 16-19 to 16-21. 

The product may be contaminated given the deviance from the sampling requirements established under the biotoxin monitoring program.

Please see the summary table for the status of all subareas in Area 16.


SUMMARY OF ALL SHELLFISH HARVESTING AREAS:

Area 1
Closed to all bivalve shellfish. 

Area 2
Subarea 2-31.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 2-31 west of a line running from Cape Fanny (52°07.09'north latitude and 131°10.70'west longitude) true south to the Subarea boundary (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/2-31.A.jpeg);

Subarea 2-31.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 2-31 east of a line running from Cape Fanny (52°07.09'north latitude and 131°10.70'west longitude) true south to the Subarea boundary (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/2-31.B.jpeg);

Balance of Area 2 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 3
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 4
Subarea 4-2.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 4-2 north of a line from 54°10.534'N and 130°56.934'W to 54°10.534'N and 130°49.020'W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/4-2.A.png); 

Subarea 4-2.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 4-2 south of a line from 54°10.534'N and 130°56.934'W to 54°10.534'N and 130°49.020'W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/4-2.B.png); 

Subarea 4-5.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
Those waters of Chatham Sound and adjacent waters inside a line that begins at 54°34.79?N 130°45.35?W [Dundas Island] to 54°34.10?N 130°42.45?W [Green Island Light], thence easterly to a point in water at 54°34.06?N 130°35.00?W,, thence due south to a point on water at 54°21.80'N 130°35.00'W, thence due west to a point on land at 54°21.80'N 130°42.78'W [Deans Point], thence northerly following the eastern shoreline of Melville Island to a point on land at 54°24.72?N 130°43.14?W, thence northerly to a point on land at 54°25.17'N 130°43.85'W, thence northerly following the eastern shoreline of Dunira Island to a point on land at 54°28.36'N 130°46.63'W, thence northerly to a point on land at 54°28.36'N 130°47.42'W, thence northerly following the eastern shoreline of Baron Island to a point on land at 54°29.84'N 130°47.60'W, thence northerly to a point on land at 54°32.66'N 130°47.60'W [Dundas Island], thence northeasterly along the shoreline and back to the commencement point (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/4-5.A.png); 

Subarea 4-5.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
Those waters of Chatham Sound and adjacent waters inside a line that begins at 54°34.01'N 130°28.82'W [Fortune Point], thence southerly following the western shoreline of Finlayson Island to a point on land at 54°31.30?N 130°27.96?W, thence southerly to a point on land at 54°29.96'N 130°27.91'W [Mist Island], thence southerly following the western shoreline to a point on land at 54°29.38'N 130°27.75'W [Burnt Cliff Island], thence southerly to a point on land at 54°26.62?N 130°28.64?W [Trenham Point], thence southerly following the shoreline to a point on land at 54°21.81?N 130°29.22?W [Ryan Point], thence due west to a point in water at 54°21.80'N 130°35.00'W, thence due north to a point in water at 54°34.06"N 130°35.00'W, thence due east back to the commencement point (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/4-5.B.png); 

Subarea 4-9.A (described below) open to scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 4-9 north of a line from 54°10.000'N and 130°41.406'W to 54°10.000'N and 130°23.800'W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/4-9.A.png); 

Subarea 4-9.B (described below) open to scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 4-9 south of a line from 54°10.000'N and 130°41.406'W to 54°10.000'N and 130°23.800'W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/4-9.B.png);

Balance of Area 4 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 5 
Subarea 5-17.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 5-17 north of a line from Oar Point on Pitt Island at 53°23.262' N, 129°49.942' W to a navigation light opposite on the eastern shore of Banks Island at 53°23.610' N, 129°54.451' W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/5-17.A.png);

Subarea 5-17.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 5-17 south of a line from Oar Point on Pitt Island at 53°23.262' N, 129°49.942' W to a navigation light opposite on the eastern shore of Banks Island at 53°23.610' N, 129°54.451' W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/5-17.B.png);  

Subarea 5-20.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 5-20 north of a line at 53°30.94'north latitude;

Subarea 5-20.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 5-20 south of a line at 53°30.94'north latitude;

Balance of Area 5 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 6
Subarea 6-9.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 6-9 north of a line at 53°06.889' N, 129°33.558' W to 53°06.889' N, 129°52.986' W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/6-9.A.png); 

Subarea 6-9.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 6-9 south of a line at 53°06.889' N, 129°33.558' W to 53°06.889' N, 129°52.986' W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/6-9.B.png);

Subarea 6-13.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 6-13 north of a line (parallel) running along 52 degrees 40.85 minutes north latitude;

Subarea 6-13.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 6-13 south of a line (parallel) running along 52 degrees 40.85 minutes north latitude;

Balance of Area 6 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 7
Subarea 7-25.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 7-25 west of a line from Stubbs Point on Dodwell Island to a point on the northern island of the McNaughton Group at 51 degrees 58.6 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 13.9 minutes west longitude, then following the eastern shore of that island to the southern tip of that island, then true south to the adjacent island, then westerly following along that island to the narrowest point between it and the island directly to the west (51 degrees 56.50 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.04 minutes west longitude), then true west to that island (51 degrees 56.50 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.074 minutes west longitude), then southerly and westerly along the shore of that island to the most southwestern point of that island at 51 degrees 56.02 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 15.18 minutes west longitude, then true south to that island directly south of it, and then southerly to the southernmost point of that island at 51 degrees 54.27 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.34 minutes west longitude, and then southerly to 51 degrees 53.97 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.29 minutes west longitude on Hunter Island (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/7-25.A.jpeg); 

Subarea 7-25.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 7-25 east of a line from Stubbs Point on Dodwell Island to a point on the northern island of the McNaughton Group at 51 degrees 58.6 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 13.9 minutes west longitude, then following the eastern shore of that island to the southern tip of that island, then true south to the adjacent island, then westerly following along that island to the narrowest point between it and the island directly to the west (51 degrees 56.50 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.04 minutes west longitude), then true west to that island (51 degrees 56.50 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.074 minutes west longitude), then southerly and westerly along the shore of that island to the most southwestern point of that island at 51 degrees 56.02 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 15.18 minutes west longitude, then true south to that island directly south of it, and then southerly to the southernmost point of that island at 51 degrees 54.27 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.34 minutes west longitude, and then southerly to 51 degrees 53.97 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.29 minutes west longitude on Hunter Island (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/7-25.B.jpeg);  

Subarea 7-27.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 7-27 east of the meridian passing through 128 degrees 9 minutes west longitude (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/7-27.A.jpeg);

Subarea 7-27.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 7-27 west of the meridian passing through 128 degrees 9 minutes west longitude (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/7-27.B.jpeg);

Balance of Area 7 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 8 to 10
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 11
Subarea 11-2 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 11 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 12
Subarea 12-13.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
The waters and intertidal foreshore of that portion of Subarea 12-13 west of a line drawn at 50°55.029' N 127°21.956' W then south intersecting the boundary with Subarea 12-7 at 50°52.317' N 127°21.956' W (a map can be found at  https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/12-13.A.jpeg); 
 
Subarea 12-13.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
The waters and intertidal foreshore of that portion of Subarea 12-13 east of a line drawn at 50°55.029' N 127°21.956' W then south intersecting the boundary with Subarea 12-7 at 50°52.317' N 127°21.956' W (a map can be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/12-13.B.jpeg);

Subarea 12-39.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish; 
That portion of Subarea 12-39 north of a line drawn at Sharp Point on Broughton Island at (50° 47.467'N, 126° 36.090' W) proceeding westerly down Fife Sound into Nowell Channel intersecting the boundary with Subarea 12-7 at (50° 45.006' N, 126° 47.224' W) (a map can be found at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/12-39.A.jpeg);

Subarea 12-39.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 12-39 south of a line drawn at Sharp Point on Broughton Island at (50° 47.467'N, 126° 36.090' W) proceeding westerly down Fife Sound into Nowell Channel intersecting the boundary with Subarea 12-7 at (50° 45.006' N, 126° 47.224' W) (a map can be found at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/12-39.B.jpeg);

Balance of Area 12 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 13
Subarea 13-1 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, Pink scallops, Spiny scallops, geoduck and Horse clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 13-2 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, Pink scallops and Spiny scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 13-12 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels and scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subareas 13-13, 13-14 and 13-16 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, geoduck and Horse clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subareas 13-15 and 13-17 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, scallops, geoduck and Horse clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 13 closed to all bivalve shellfish.
							
Area 14 
Subareas 14-1 to 14-4, 14-9, 14-10, 14-13 and 14-14 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 14-5 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels and scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 14-7 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, geoduck and Horse clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 14-8 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, Varnish clams and scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 14-11 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels and Butter clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 14-15 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, Varnish clams, Butter clams and scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 14 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 15
Subareas 15-1 to 15-3 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, geoduck and Horse clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 15-4 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels and scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 15-5.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 15-5 south of a line drawn from a point on the northeast shoreline of Raza Island at 50°18.26' north latitude and 124°58.10' west longitude, thence easterly to a point on the west coast of West Redonda Island at 50°18.12' north latitude and 124°55.48' west longitude, thence southerly following the shoreline of West Redonda Island to a point at 50°12.29' north latitude and 124°56.55' west longitude, thence southwesterly to a point on the northeast coast of Cortes Island at 50°11.74' north latitude and 124°56.94' west longitude, thence northwesterly following the shoreline of Cortes Island to Bullock Bluff, thence true north following the boundary line to Raza Island, and thence following the shoreline northeasterly back to the point of commencement (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/15-5.A.jpeg); 

Subarea 15-5.B (described below) open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels and scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 15-5 southeast of a line drawn from an unnamed point on the east coast of Cortes Island at 50°11.74' north latitude and 124°56.94' west longitude, thence northeasterly to a point on the west coast of West Redonda Island at 50°12.29' north latitude and 124°56.55' west longitude, thence southerly and then northerly following the shoreline of West Redonda Island to a point on the southeast shoreline of West Redonda Island at 50°07.87' north latitude and 124°48.03' west longitude, thence easterly to a point on the mainland at 50°07.77' north latitude and 124°43.27' west longitude, thence southerly following the shoreline to Zephine Head at 50°04.57' north latitude and 124°48.30' west longitude, then southeasterly following the boundary line to Sarah Point at 50°03.76' north latitude and 124°50.61' west longitude, thence following the boundary line to Mary Point at 50°03.44' north latitude and 124°53.13' west longitude, thence northerly following the eastern shoreline of Cortes Island back to the point of commencement (a map can be found at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/15-5.B.jpeg);  

Subarea 15-5.C (described below) open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels and scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 15-5 north of a line drawn from a point on West Redonda Island at 50°18.12' north latitude and 124°55.48' west longitude, thence westerly to a point on the east coast of Raza Island at 50°18.26' north latitude and 124°58.10' west longitude, thence northerly to a point on George Head on the mainland at 50°20.66' north latitude and 124°57.92' west longitude, thence easterly following the shoreline to 50°20.67' north latitude and 124°45.00' west longitude, thence southeasterly following the boundary line to Brettell Point at 50°19.51' north latitude and 124°44.15' west longitude, thence southerly following the shoreline to a point at 50°07.77' north latitude and 124°43.27' west longitude, thence easterly to a point on the southeast shore of West Redonda Island at 50°07.87' north latitude and 124°48.03' west longitude, thence northerly and westerly following the shoreline of West Redonda Island back to the point of commencement (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/15-5.C.jpeg); 

Balance of Area 15 closed to all bivalve shellfish.   
	
Area 16
Subareas 16-1, 16-2, 16-9 to 16-13 and 16-16 to 16-18 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 16-22 open to geoduck and Horse clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 16 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 17
Subareas 17-2, 17-4, 17-7 to 17-10, 17-12 to 17-14 and 17-17 to 17-19 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subareas 17-3, 17-5 and 17-16 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Butter clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 17-6.A (described below) open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 17-6 west of a line drawn from a point starting at the boundary line for Subarea 17-8 on Penelakut (Kuper) Island at 48º56.06' north latitude and 123º37.88' west longitude, heading in a straight line southwesterly to a point 48º55.03' north latitude, 123º38.48' west longitude on the Subarea boundary line between Subareas 17-6 and 17-9 (a map can be found at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/17-6.A.jpeg);

Subarea 17-6.B (described below) open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 17-6 east of a line drawn from a point starting at the boundary line for Subarea 17-8 on Penelakut (Kuper) Island at 48º56.06' north latitude and 123º37.88' west longitude heading in a straight line southwesterly to a point at 48º55.02' north latitude, 123º38.48' west longitude on the Subarea boundary line between Subareas 17-6 and 17-9 (a map can be found at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/17-6.B.jpeg); 

Subarea 17-20 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels and scallops only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 17 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 18
Subarea 18-3 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, Butter clams and cockles only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 18-7 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 18-10 open to Butter clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 18 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 19
Subarea 19-5 open to Butter clams and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subareas 19-7 to 19-12 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 19 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 20
Subareas 20-1 to 20-3 open to mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subareas 20-5 to 20-7 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 20 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 21 and 22
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 23
Subareas 23-3 to 23-5, 23-8 and 23-10 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Subarea 23-6.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
Subarea 23-6 except that portion northeast of a line drawn from a point of land at 48°58.47' north latitude and 125°04.92' west longitude to a point of land at 48°58.61' north latitude and 125°05.05' west longitude, known as Useless Inlet 
(a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/23-6.A.jpeg);

Subarea 23-6.B (described below) open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 23-6 northeast of a line drawn from a point of land at 48°58.47' north latitude and 125°04.92' west longitude to a point of land at 48°58.61' north latitude and 125°05.05' west longitude, known as Useless Inlet 
(a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/23-6.B.jpeg);

Subarea 23-7 open to geoduck and Horse clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 23 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Area 24
Subarea 24-6.A (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
That portion of Subarea 24-6 east of a line from an unnamed point on Vargas Island at 49°12.984' north latitude, 126°01.0433' west longitude drawn North to a point near Eby Rock at 49°13.143' north latitude, 126°01.189' west longitude then South of a line to the western most point on Morfee Island (at 49°13.6' north latitude, 125°58.1' west longitude), then east of a line from this point to a prominent unnamed point on Vancouver Island approximately 1/2 mile northwest of the western most point of Morfee Island (at 49°13.6' north latitude, 125°58.1' west longitude) (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/24-6.A.jpeg);

Subarea 24-6.B (described below) closed to all bivalve shellfish;
Subarea 24-6 except that portion of Subarea 24-6 east of a line from an unnamed point on Vargas Island at 49°12.984' north latitude, 126°01.0433' west longitude drawn North to a point near Eby Rock at 49°13.143' north latitude, 126°01.189' west longitude then South of a line to the western most point on Morfee Island (at 49°13.6' north latitude, 125°58.1' west longitude), then east of a line from this point to a prominent unnamed point on Vancouver Island approximately 1/2 mile northwest of the western most point of Morfee Island (at 49°13.6' north latitude, 125°58.1' west longitude) (a map can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/includes/24-6.B.jpeg);

Subarea 24-9 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters, mussels, geoduck and Horse clams only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 24 closed to all bivalve shellfish.  

Area 25
Subareas 25-6 and 25-11 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 25 closed to all bivalve shellfish. 

Area 26
Subarea 26-3 open to Manila clams, Littleneck clams, Pacific oysters and mussels only, closed to all other bivalve shellfish;

Balance of Area 26 closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 27 to 29
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

Areas 101 to 105 
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.
	
Areas 106 to 111, 121, 123 to 127, 130 and 142
Closed to all bivalve shellfish.

NOTES:
Details are broken into Areas and Subareas, as managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). In addition, descriptions of Subareas are set out in the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations, 2007 at https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2007-77/index.html and are available in libraries. Maps of Fishery Management Areas and Subareas can also be found at https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/bc-zones-cb-eng.html. 

The public is advised to consult the mapping site SHELLI https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Html5Viewer/Index.html?viewer=CSSP_Public_En_Site&locale=en or a local DFO office nearest to the site of harvest for the latest information on PSP, other marine toxins, sanitary and conservation closures prior to digging. 
Sign up to received automatic Fishery Notices for specific areas and species at https://notices.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=pub_reg.  

For more information contact the DFO Pacific Region Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program email box at DFO.PACCSSP-PCAMPAC.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca. 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0455
Sent May 17, 2024 at 1404