Equinox tide in September, follow the good practices!

marées d'équinoxe de septembre
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From Saturday 28 September to Monday 1 of October takes place the second equinox tide of the year, where tidal coefficients are the most important of the year.

Shellfish gatherers are particularly waiting for the equinox tides as the sea withdraws far away. This is an opportunity to explore areas that are generally little discovered but also a particularly good time for shellfish gathering.

Therefore, the Health Agency of Brittany renews its health recommendations because shellfish gathering in unsanitary or temporarily contaminated areas can have health consequences:

  • From the interactive map, find out about the health quality of shellfish gathering sites monitored in Brittany and the shellfish gathering restrictions. The health information of the 100 sites controlled in Brittany were updated on 1 July 2019.
  • In the good practices' section, see basic instructions to safely gather and consume shellfish and take care of the environment.
  • In the regulation and control section, check the list of areas that are prohibited for resource conservation and environmental protection purposes.

Next high tide calendar:

  • Monday, September 30, coefficient of 116
  • Tuesday, October 1, coefficient of 111
  • Tuesday, November 26, coefficient of 99