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To obtain confirmation of shellfish area status, use the the complete list of shellfish areas or you can dial those phone numbers:


  • from Île-aux-Coudres to Trinity Bay:
    1 800 463-8558
  • from Trinity Bay to Natashquan including Anticosti Island:
    1 800 463-1736
  • from Natashquan to Blanc-Sablon:
    1 800 463-8558


  • St-Roch-des-Aulnaies to Gaspé Point:
    1 800 463-0607
  • Gaspé Point to Matapédia River:
    1 800 463-4204


  • (418) 986-3882

The Government of Canada currently manages shellfish harvesting pursuant to the following two regulations: Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations and Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985.
Besides closing shellfish harvesting areas for reasons of contamination, some fishing areas may also be closed at certain periods of the year for the purpose of stock conservation. These fishery closures are pursuant to Annex X.1 of the Atlantic Fishery Regulations, 1985 and may be modified by variation order.

Notices about the Web site

Even if many efforts have been made to develop the Portal, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency offer no guarantees, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, exhaustiveness, validity or timeliness of the provided information. Use of the information on these pages is at the reader's own risk. In the event of any divergence between the data posted on this site and the order made under the Management of Contaminated Fisheries Regulations, these last have precedence.
Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency retain the right, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, to remove, modify or update all or part of the contents of the Portal.

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Created : 15/12/2003
Updated : 26/05/2017
Content reviewed : 31/01/2006
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