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2020 11 18 Biotoxin Update (3) – Mussel samples only

General Information

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 10 30 Result Date:   2020 11 13

RESULTS:

STATION: DFO STAT AREA:

PASSED (<25 ug) STEAMER PASSAGE 3 – 08

PASSED (<25 ug) CANOE PASSAGE 3 – 07

PASSED (<25 ug) PEARL HARBOUR 4 – 06

PASSED (<25 ug) CLAM INLET 4 – 05

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries at 250-627-8509 or email [email protected]

Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries    

2020 11 18 Biotoxin Update (4) – Mussel samples only

General Information

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 11 06

Result Date:   2020 11 13

RESULTS:

STATION: DFO STAT AREA:

PASSED (<25 ug) STEAMER PASSAGE 3 – 08

PASSED (<25 ug) CANOE PASSAGE 3 – 07

PASSED (<25 ug) PEARL HARBOUR 4 – 06

PASSED (<25 ug) CLAM INLET 4 – 05

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lax Kw’alaams Fisheries at 250-627-8509 or email [email protected]

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