This is a reminder of the current halibut management measures in effect for the recreational fishery: Coast wide: Currently in effect until further notice: -The maximum length for halibut is 133cm. -The daily limit for halibut is one (1). -The possession limit for halibut is two (2), only one of which may be greater than 90cm in length. -There is an annual limit of six (6) halibut (per licence holder) as authorized under the 2014/2015 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. -All halibut retained by the licence holder shall be immediately recorded in ink on the 2014-2015 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. The area from which each halibut is caught and its length shall immediately be recorded on license. The exceptions to these openings are: Areas 121, 23 and 123: Effective 00:01 hours February 1, 2014 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2014: - No person shall fish for or retain halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes North latitude and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes West longitude and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes North latitude and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes West longitude. Area 121: A reminder to recreational harvesters, that the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a line from 48°34.00'N and 125°06.00'W, thence to 48°34.00'N and 124° 54.20'W, thence to 48°29.62'N and 124°43.40'W, thence following the International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48°29.55'N and 124° 56.20'W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement, are closed to all finfish, all year. Non-residents of Canada wishing to fish for and retain halibut in Management Areas 121, 23 and 123 must purchase an electronic licence through a Canadian vendor. Note: Rockfish Conservations Areas (RCA's) remain in effect - refer to the following website for descriptions: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/restricted-restreint/rca-acs-eng.htm. Variation Orders 2014-55 and 2014-56. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Brad Beaith 250-756-7190, Angela Mahboubi 250-627-3409 or Devona Adams 604-666-3271.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0643
Sent July 17, 2014 at 1527
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