2020 12 30 Biotoxin Update (7) – Mussel Samples Only
Area openings are dependent upon regular submission and analysis of samples for biotoxin analysis, as set out in a biotoxin monitoring protocol administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
Three consecutive mussel samples, along with a sample of the targeted food species containing acceptable levels of biotoxin must be received in order for CFIA to recommend lifting a harvest restriction in an area. CFIA will recommend lifting the biotoxin prohibition and a harvest site can then be considered by DFO for fisheries openings. Once an area is open, on-going submission of mussel samples is required to maintain the opening. CFIA will recommend closure of the harvest area to DFO if there is a lapse in sample submissions or if unacceptable levels of toxin are detected (>80 ug STXdiHCl eq/100g; >20 ppm domoic acid (ASP); >0.2 ug /g Okadoic Acid /DTX Toxin and/or Pectenotoxin (DSP)).
Harvest Date: 2020 12 12
Result Date: 2020 12 18
STATION: DFO STAT AREA:
PASSED (<25 ug) STEAMER PASSAGE 3 – 08
OPEN FOR COCKLES and BUTTER CLAMS (Siphonless)
PASSED (<25 ug) CANOE PASSAGE 3 – 07
PASSED (<25 ug) PEARL HARBOUR 4 – 06
OPEN FOR BUTTER CLAMS (Siphonless)
PASSED (<25 ug) CLAM INLET 4 – 05
FAILED (160 ug) CANOE PASSAGE 3 – 07 Whole Butter Clams
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries at 250-627-8509 or email [email protected].by