Qualicum Beach council voted Monday to notify the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada that illegal shellfish harvesting is taking place within the Parksville-Qualicum Beach Wildlife Management Area.
It's also seeking information about enforcement procedures.
It is not at this time supporting making Oceanside's beaches a Biological Provincial Park, as requested by residents Eileen Becker and Monica Stuart.
However, Chief Administrative Officer Mark Brown said he will raise the matter with provincial representatives during the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in Vancouver Sept. 16-20.
Planning director Luke Sales said the proposal will also be a "good fit" with discussions planned for this fall on the town's Waterfront Master Plan.
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