RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Recreational fishermen are reminded of the seasonal finfish closure from July 15, 2014 to August 31, 2014 in the following portion of Area 13: Those waters inside a line from the float at Cape Mudge Indian Village on Quadra Island at 50 degrees 01.393'N and 125 degrees 11.805'W true west at 270 degrees for one nautical mile to a point at 50 degrees 01.391'N and 125 degrees 11.616'W, then southeast 160 degrees true to a point at 49 degrees 58.260'N and 125 degrees 13.360'W, the intersection with a line drawn from the fishing boundary sign on Willow Point on the Vancouver Island shore at 49 degrees 58.008'N and 125 degrees 12.489'W to the Red Can Buoy light off Wilby Shoals at 49 degrees 58.969'N and 125 degrees 09.156'W, then to the Cape Mudge light on Quadra Island at 49 degrees 59.913'N and 125 degrees 11.736'W. These waters are closed to fishing for all finfish. Variation Order No. 2014-91 Notes: Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters of British Columbia. Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye. These fish are hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye. The term "marked" means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information. Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all fin fishing. Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing information, can be found on the Internet at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at 1-800-465-4336. For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-866-431-FISH (3474). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada Office.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0626
Sent July 14, 2014 at 1629
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