Area 17 - 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
17-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
17-2 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-3 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-4 Clam, Butter;Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-5 Clam, Butter;Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-6
  • 17-6.A: Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
  • 17-6.B: Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-7 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-8 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-9 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-10 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-11 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-12 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-13 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-14 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-15 Closed to All Bivalve Species
17-16 Clam, Butter;Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Cockles;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-17 Clam, Butter;Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-18 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-19 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
17-20 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All;Scallop, Other;Scallop, Pacific;Scallop, Pink;Scallop, Spiny
17-21 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All

Area Descriptions

Closure Map Area Description
17-6.A 17-6.A.jpeg 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' N latitude and 123º37.88' W longitude heading in a straight line southwesterly to a point at 48º55.02' N latitude, 123º38.48' W longitude on the Subarea boundary line between Subareas 17-6 and 17-9. [NAD83]
17-6.B 17-6.B.jpeg 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' N latitude and 123º37.88' W longitude, heading in a straight line southwesterly to a point 48º55.03' N latitude, 123º38.48' W longitude on the Subarea boundary line between Subareas 17-6 and 17-9. [NAD83]


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Elysha Gordon
Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP) Coordinator