June 10 2011
Part of Area 15-5 is closed for shellfish harvesting: Lewis channel just north of Teakerne Arm. Other areas to keep an eye on are 15-3 (everything South of Mary Pt.) and 15-4 (Malaspina Inlet). We'll post updates as they become available.
From the fisheries website:
Effective immediately there is a harvest prohibition for all bivalve shellfish in that portion of Subarea 15-5 west of a line from an unnamed point on the north east coast of Cortez Island (50 degrees 11.050 minutes N 124 degrees 55.867 minutes W) to an unnamed point on the west coast of West Redonda Island at 50 degrees 11.533 minutes N 124 degrees 55.517 minutes W, following the coastline north to an unnamed point on the north coast of West Redonda Island at 50 degrees 17.100 minutes N 124 degrees 49.667 minutes W, and to an unnamed point on the mainland (50 degrees 18.467 minutes N 124 degrees 49.617 minutes W).
The most recent marine biotoxin results were unacceptable.
Maps of Fishery Management Areas and Subareas can be found at:www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/ops/fm/Areas/areamap_e.htm