Area 8 - Sanitary contamination closures

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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Make sure you also check for biotoxin contamination closures in this area. These additional closures may be in effect when marine biotoxins are present in the water.

Sanitary closures in Area 8 (overview map)

Permanently closed to bivalve shellfish harvest

Because of the risk of sanitary contamination, bivalve shellfish harvesting (for any purpose) is permanently closed within the following boundaries:

  1. 300 metres around industrial, municipal and sewage treatment plant outfall discharges
  2. 125 metres around a marina, ferry wharf, floating living accommodation, or any finfish net pen
If you are in an aquaculture tenure there are some exceptions to item 2
  • 25 meters around any floating living accommodation facility located within a shellfish aquaculture tenure where a zero-discharge and appropriate waste management plan is a condition of the Aquaculture Licence and is approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee
  • 0 meters of any finfish net pen within an aquaculture tenure where an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Management Plan approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee is in operation.
Subareas Closure dates Sanitary closure name Closure type
8-4 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 8.1 Codville Lagoon Annual Closure

Area Descriptions

Closure Map Area Description
8.1 Codville Lagoon 8.1.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore north of a line drawn from the western shore in Codville Lagoon at 52° 03.86' north latitude and 127° 52.05' west longitude, thence true east to the northernmost point of Codville Island, thence true east to 52° 03.86' north latitude and 127v 50.88' west longitude [NAD 27].


2018-01-08 16:18:00

Contact us

Elysha Gordon
Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP) Coordinator