Area 29 - Sanitary contamination closures
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.
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.
Because of the risk of sanitary contamination, bivalve shellfish harvesting (for any purpose) is permanently closed within the following boundaries:
- 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
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.
|28.3 Gower Point to Soames Point, Gibsons Landing||28.3.jpeg||The intertidal foreshore from Gower Point to Soames Point, Gibsons Landing. [NAD83]|
|29.1 Chaster Creek to Gower Point||29.1.jpeg||The intertidal foreshore from the mouth of Chaster Creek to Gower Point. [NAD83]|
|29.10 Trail Bay||29.10.jpeg||The waters and intertidal foreshore of Trail Bay in the area of the District of Sechelt inside a line drawn from a point on land at 49°28.12' north latitude and 123º46.82' west longitude at the end of Norwest Bay Road in Sechelt, southeasterly to a point in the water at 49°27.44' north latitude and 123º45.19' west longitude, thence due east to a point on land at 49°27.44' north latitude and 123º44.29' west longitude located at the end of Nestman Road in Selma Park. [NAD83]|
|29.2 Boundary Bay, Mud and Semiahmoo Bays||29.2.jpeg||The waters and intertidal foreshore of Boundary Bay, Mud Bay and Semiahmoo Bay, lying inside, that is northerly of the International Boundary Line. [NAD83]|
|29.3 Sand Heads to U.S. Boundary by Tsawwassen||29.3.jpeg||The waters and intertidal foreshore in the Strait of Georgia, lying inside a line drawn from the International Boundary south of Tsawwassen at 49°00.09' north latitude and 123°05.38' west longitude, following the International Boundary through the westerly end of Tsawwassen Causeway to a point in water at 49°00.12' north latitude and 123°09.01' west longitude, thence northwesterly to the light at Sand Heads at 49°06.36' north latitude and 123°18.19' west longitude, thence northwesterly to a point in water at 49°13.09' north latitude and 123°22.71' west longitude, thence northeasterly to the western end of the Fraser River North Arm Jetty at 49°15.54' north latitude and 123°16.97' west longitude, and including the waters of the Fraser River, south of a line drawn from the northern tip of Lulu Island at 49°11.74' north latitude and 122°55.26' west longitude southeasterly to a point on the opposite bank at 49°11.42' north latitude and 122°54.66' west longitude. [NAD83]|
|29.4 Sargeant Bay, Sechelt Peninsula||29.4.jpeg||That portion of Sargeant Bay, Sechelt Peninsula, within a 300 m radius of the mouth of the unnamed creek entering the northernmost area of the bay. [NAD83]|
|29.5 Whaler Bay, Galiano Island||29.5.jpeg||The waters and intertidal foreshore of Whaler Bay, Galiano Island, lying inside, that is southeast of a line drawn 265° True from Cain Point to the western shore of Galiano Island. [NAD83]|
|29.6 Whaler Bay, Galiano Island||29.6.jpeg||The waters and intertidal foreshore of Galiano Island lying west of a line drawn from Twiss Point at 48°53.59' north latitude and 123°20.08' west longitude thence southwesterly to a point of land marking the entrance to Murchison Cove at 48°53.41' north latitude and 123°20.15' west longitude. [NAD83]|
|29.7 Wakefield Creek||29.7.jpeg||The intertidal waters at the mouth of Wakefield Creek from a point on land at the base of Mason Road at 49°28.06' north latitude and 123°48.09' west longitude, thence westerly along the edge of the intertidal zone to a point of land at 49°28.07' north latitude and 123°48.48' west longitude. [NAD83]|
|29.8 Davis Bay||29.8.jpeg||The intertidal foreshore of Davis Bay, located southeast of Sechelt, west of a line drawn due south from an unnamed point on the east side of Chapman Creek at 49°26.31' north latitude and 123°43.42' west longitude, thence northerly and westerly along the low tide mark to a point where a line drawn due west from the culvert at 49°26.52' north latitude and 123°43.69' west longitude intersects the low tide mark. [NAD 83]|
|29.9 Northwest Langley||29.9.jpeg||The waters and intertidal foreshore of the Fraser River, lying inside a line drawn from the mouth of Yorkson Creek at 49°11.75' north latitude and 122°39.26' west longitude, thence northwesterly across Derby Reach to a point on land at 49°12.09' north latitude and 122°39.50' west longitude, thence easterly following the shoreline to a point on land at 49°12.00' north latitude and 122°40.52' west longitude, thence southeasterly across Bishops Reach to a point on Barnston Island west of Mann Point at 49°11.67' north latitude and 122°40.59' west longitude, thence westerly following the shoreline to a point on Barnston Island east of Mann Point at 49°11.43' north latitude and 122°40.68' west longitude, thence southeasterly across Parsons Channel to a point on land at 49°11.26' north latitude and 122°40.45' west longitude, thence northeasterly following the shoreline to the point of commencement. [NAD83]|
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