Area 7 - 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 7 (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
7-4 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.26 Suzette Bay Annual Closure
7-9 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.27 Morris Bay Annual Closure
7-13 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.6 Spiller Channel Annual Closure
7-15 Closed May 31 to Sep 30 7.B Wigham Cove, Yeo Island Seasonal Closure
7-17 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.19 Lagoon in Gunboat Passage Annual Closure
7.22 Fancy Cove
7.28 Lizzie Cove, Hunter Island
7-25 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.16 Goose, Duck, Gosling Islands Annual Closure
7-27 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.9 Spider Island, Queen's Sound Annual Closure
7-28 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.23 Merritt Lagoon Annual Closure
7-30 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.7 Bainbridge Cove Annual Closure
7-31 Closed Apr 1 to Mar 31 7.24 Price Island Annual Closure
7-32 Closed May 31 to Sep 30 7.A Dyer Cove Seasonal Closure

Area Descriptions

Closure Map Area Description
7.16 Goose, Duck, Gosling Islands 7.16.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore lying inside a line drawn from the southwesternmost point of Goose Island to the northernmost tip of Duck Island, thence along the eastern foreshore to the southernmost point of the Island, thence southeasterly to the westernmost point on Gosling Island and continuing north along the western foreshore to the northernmost tip of Gosling Island, thence northwesterly to the headland at 51° 55.98' north latitude and 128° 26.72' west longitude on Goose Island. [NAD 27]
7.19 Lagoon in Gunboat Passage 7.19.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the unnamed lagoon in Gunboat Passage at the south end of Cunningham Island, lying inside a line drawn from a point on land at 52°10.47' north latitude and 127°58.90' west longitude, thence easterly to a point on land at 52°10.47' north latitude and 127°58.79' west longitude.
7.22 Fancy Cove 7.22.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the middle arm of Fancy Cove, on Hunter Island, lying inside a line drawn from a point on land located at 52°3.66' north latitude and 128°0.84' west longitude, easterly to a point on land at 52°3.71' north latitude and 128°0.67 west longitude.
7.23 Merritt Lagoon 7.23.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the northern portion of Merritt Lagoon, in central Hunter Island, lying north of a line drawn from a point of land located at 51°56.67' north latitude and 128°2.51' west longitude on the tip of the headland of the cove, thence easterly to a point on land at 51°56.67' north latitude et 128°2.01' west longitude.
7.24 Price Island 7.24.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the lagoon and estuary at the mouth of Lipsett and Morley Creeks on the west end of Price Island, lying inside of a line drawn from a point on land located at 52°21.51' north latitude and 128°44.27' west longitude, thence southerly to a point on land located at 52°21.22' north latitude and 128°44.27' west longitude on an unnamed peninsula.
7.26 Suzette Bay 7.26.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of an unnamed bay at the east end of Suzette Bay, on the western shore of Dowager Island, lying inside a line drawn from a point on land located at 52°24.73' north latitude and 128°25.66' west longitude, thence northeasterly to a point on land located at 52°25.06' north latitude and 128°25.12' west longitude.
7.27 Morris Bay 7.27.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Morris Bay, on Lady Douglas Island, lying inside of a line drawn from a point on land located at 52°21.12' north latitude and 128°27.13' west longitude thence easterly to a point on land located at 52°21.05' north latitude and 128°26.61' west longitude.
7.28 Lizzie Cove, Hunter Island 7.28.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Lizzie Cove, Hunter Island, surrounding the floating living accommodations, lying inside a line drawn within a distance of 125 m from the outer perimeter of the floating living accommodations, commencing from a point on land at 52°03.20' north latitude and 128°04.99' west longitude and ending at a point on land at 52°03.04' north latitude and 128°04.81' west longitude. [NAD83]
7.6 Spiller Channel 7.6.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Spiller Channel, at the southeast end of Don Peninsula, lying inside a line drawn from a point on land at 52° 17.50' north latitude and 128° 15.60' west longitude, thence northeasterly to a point on the opposite shore at 52° 17.60' north latitude and 128° 15.49' west longitude. [NAD 27].
7.7 Bainbridge Cove 7.7.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Bainbridge Cove, Cunningham Island, inside a line drawn from the point at the southern end of the cove entrance at 52° 11.62' north latitude and 127° 54.22' west longitude, thence north to the point on the northern end of the cove entrance at 52° 11.75' north latitude and 127° 54.28' west longitude. [NAD 27].
7.9 Spider Island, Queen's Sound 7.9.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the unnamed bay at the south end of Spider Island, on the east side of Queens Sound, lying inside a line drawn from a point on land at 51° 50.20' north latitude and 128° 15.10' west longitude, thence northwesterly to a point on the opposite shore at 51° 50.35' north latitude and 128° 15.20' west longitude. [NAD 27]
7.A Dyer Cove 7.A.jpeg The waters and foreshore of Dyer Cove, in St. John Harbour, bounded between a line drawn from the first outcrop at 52°11.08'N and 128°28.30'W to 52°11.19'N and 128°27.85'W and a line drawn at the narrow entrance to the inner harbour.
7.B Wigham Cove, Yeo Island 7.B.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Wigham Cove, Yeo Island, inside a line drawn from the headland at the eastern end of the cove entrance at 52° 16.64' north latitude and 128° 10.40' west longitude, thence west to the opposite shore at 52° 16.64' north latitude and 128° 10.51' west longitude. [NAD 27]


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