The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has put a closure on a number of areas in the Prince Rupert area when it comes to the harvesting of shellfish, with the list of advisories posted to the DFO website on Wednesday of this week.
The scope of the DFO Notice is as follows:
Because of the risk of sanitary contamination, all bivalve shellfish harvesting is permanently closed within the following boundaries, often marked with signage or red concrete markers:
300 metres around industrial, municipal and sewage treatment plant outfall discharges
125 metres around a marina, ferry wharf, floating living accommodation, or any finfish net pen
The full list of area closure notices and links to the specific locations is available here.
A wider closure notice and advisory for areas beyond Prince Rupert on the North and Central Coasts and Haida Gwaii can be found here.
More notes on the fishery can be reviewed from our archive page.