After a microbiological contamination, a phycotoxin contamination (from toxic microphytes) or an accidental chemical pollution has occured, an administrative decision can temporarily ban a site from being harvested.
Ifremer and ARS have only an informative role to play towards administrations so the competent authority can take the appropriate measures for consumers' health.
"Each administrative decision is not automatically uploaded on the Internet. Administrative contents included on this website are uploaded depending on the information provided by the competent administrations (prefectural services or city councils). Therefore Ifremer and ARS cannot guarantee their completeness or their updates. It is for you to contact the competent administrations and inquire about potential harvesting restrictions in your area. Ifremer and ARS cannot under any circumstances be held responsible."