Shellfish closure lifted for North Beach

North Beach is once again open to recreational and Aboriginal harvest of razor clams, butter clams, scallops, and cockles.

  • Jan. 6, 2017 5:00 a.m.
A freshly dug razor clam.

A freshly dug razor clam.

North Beach is once again open to recreational and Aboriginal harvest of razor clams, butter clams, scallops, and cockles, says Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

A precautionary closure made Dec. 30 for lack of sampling has been lifted — recent samples from the biotoxin monitoring program are acceptable.

Recreational harvesters are reminded they need a valid BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing licence, and the daily limit for razor clams is 50, with a total possession limit of 100.

The daily limit for both cockles and weathervane scallops is 100, with a possession limit of 200.

For more information, phone DFO’s Steven Groves at 250-627-3455 or Haida Fisheries at 250-626-3302.