© Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Fishers harvest oysters from Rustico Bay
Recent heavy rainfall has led to the closure of some shellfish harvesting in Prince Edward Island.
All waters within three kilometres of the coastline, including all bays and islands from Gordon’s Point (west of the Confederation Bridge to MacIvor’s Point) are closed following a recommendation from Environment Canada.
In addition, the area from Hillsborough Bay to Point Prim remains closed to harvesting following a recommendation by Environment Canada on Sept. 11.
Heavy rainfall can contaminate shellfish and increase levels of bacterial shellfish poisoning.