April 18, 2019
Québec, Quebec – Easter is often a time when people living in coastal communities on the North Shore, the Gaspé Peninsula and the Magdalen Islands get together for a hearty dinner including shellfish. This is a tradition that has gone on for generations. The Government of Canada wants to remind Quebec residents to avoid eating shellfish harvested from closed areas.
Harvesting bivalve shellfish from closed areas is prohibited. Additionally, shellfish harvesting is prohibited within 125 metres of a wharf, due to the risk of contamination.