Area 12 - Marine biotoxin contamination

Important!

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.

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If the species you wish to harvest is listed as open in the table below, make sure you also check for Sanitary Contamination Closures in this area. These additional closure areas may be in effect when bacteria and viruses are present in the water.

Subareas Open Bivalve Species
12-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-6 Butter Clam;Cockles
12-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-14 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-15 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-16 Butter Clam;Cockles
12-17 Butter Clam;Cockles
12-18 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-19 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-20 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-21 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-22 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-23 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-24 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-25 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-26 Butter Clam;Cockles
12-27 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-28 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-29 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-30 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-31 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-32 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-33 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-34 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-35 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-36 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-37 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-38 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-39
  • 12-39.A: Closed to All Bivalve Species
  • 12-39.B: Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-40 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-41 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-42 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-43 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-44 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-45 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-46 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-47 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-48 Closed to All Bivalve Species

Area Descriptions

Closure Map Area Description
12-39.A 12-39.A.jpeg 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 PFMA 12-7 at (50° 45.006' N, 126° 47.224' W).
12-39.B 12-39.B.jpeg 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 PFMA 12-7 at (50° 45.006' N, 126° 47.224' W).


2017-12-05 17:42:04

Contact us

Elysha Gordon
Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP) Coordinator