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Residents encouraged to report oiled birds, do not consume

Environment Canada is monitoring the occurrence of oiled birds off the coast of Change Islands, Fogo Island and area.

Environment Canada is monitoring the occurrence of oiled birds off the coast of Change Islands, Fogo Island and area.

Residents are asked to report oiled birds through the Environmental Emergency line at 1-800-563-9089. The public is advised not to approach or handle the birds as it may cause further harm to the birds.

As the migratory bird hunting season is currently underway, hunters are advised that oiled birds should not be consumed. To ensure proper disposal, harvested oiled birds should be individually placed into a generic plastic bag and labeled with the date and location where the bird was harvested. Harvested oiled birds can be dropped off at the following locations:

Fogo Island Conservation and Protection Office

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

18 Iceberg Arena Road, Joe Batt’s Arm

Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

709-266-2722

Twillingate Conservation and Protection Office

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

40 Toulinquet Street

Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador

709-884-2411

Glovertown Conservation and Protection Office

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

332-340 Main Street

Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador

709-533-6080

Bonavista Conservation and Protection Office

Department of Fisheries and Ocean

232 Confederation Drive

Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador

709-468-7470

Clarenville Conservation and Protection Office

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

55 Thompson Street

Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador

709-466-8272

Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service and the Animal Health Division of the provincial Department of Natural Resources will co-ordinate the collection of the carcasses and ensure proper disposal.

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