Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 30, 2015, the daily limit for pink salmon is four (4) per day with zero (0) retention for other species of salmon in the following areas: 1) That portion of Departure Bay westerly of a line running from the following coordinates at 49 degrees 12.600 North, and 123 degrees 57.350 West near the Pacific Biological Station, to the light on Brandon Island at 49 degrees 12.427 North, and 123 degrees 57.571 West, to the most westerly BC Ferry dock located at approximately 49 degrees 11.672 North, and 123 degrees 57.372 West. Anglers are also advised that this area open for Pink salmon retention, reverts to a no fin fishing closed area effective October 1 to October 25, 2015. 2) That portion of Nanaimo Harbour shoreward of a line from the end of the most southerly dock located at the Nanaimo Yacht Club, located at 49 degrees 10.614 North, and 123 degrees 56.336 West, to the Pedestrian Fishing Pier (Crab Dock) located at Swy-a-lana Lagoon, at 49 10.264 North, and 123 56.051 West. A gear restriction is also in effect in the above areas. Angling is permitted using gear which includes a single pointed barbless hook with a maximum distance between the hook point and the hook shaft being not greater than 15mm. VO number: 2015-407 Notes: Anglers are further reminded of the following: - This opening is for PINK SALMON ONLY. - There is a daily quota of four (4) pink salmon per day in effect. - Intentionally foul-hooking salmon or attempting to foul-hook salmon is illegal. Lack of compliance in this fishery could result in the fishery being immediately closed on short notice, therefore your cooperation is encouraged. - Violations may be reported anonymously by calling 1-800-465-4336. - All other species of salmon encountered or other finfish must be released immediately with the least amount of harm. - Anglers are reminded that a Rockfish Conservation Area is in place nearby in portions of Departure Bay and Northumberland Channel not included within the areas that are opened by this notice. Information on Rockfish Closed Areas may be found at: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/rca-acs/index-eng.html 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: (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 or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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