Service Maintenance

There will be service interruptions Saturday May 27th, 2017 beginning at 4:00AM PT which may continue until Saturday May 27th, 2017 at 8:00AM

Notice Posted: Thursday May 04, 2017


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
Subject:
FN0380-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) - Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish - Management Measures Currently in Effect Until Further Notice


The following management measures are required to reduce fishing impacts on 
Yelloweye rockfish. 

Further measures are currently being considered and will be announced in-season.

North coast Waters (Areas 1 to 10 and 101 to 110, 130 and 142)
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Effective April 1, 2017 until further notice the daily limit for rockfish is 
five (5) per day in the aggregate of which only two (2) may be Yelloweye 
rockfish.

South Coast waters (Areas 11, 20-1 to 20-4, 21 to 27, 111, 121 and 123 to 127)
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Effective April 1, 2017 until further notice the daily limit for rockfish is 
three (3) per day in the aggregate of which only one (1) may be Yelloweye 
Rockfish.

Variation Order 2017-176


Note: Special limits apply for groundfish in Pacific Rim National Park.

The exceptions to these openings are:

Area 121:
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 and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at 
a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 
degrees 01.687 minutes W.

Area 121:
Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a 
line from 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.00 minutes W, thence to 
48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.20 minutes W, thence to 48 
degrees 29.62 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.40 minutes W, thence following the 
International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48 degrees 29.55 minutes 
N and 124 degrees 56.20 minutes W, thence in a straight line to the point of 
commencement.  

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.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
 
Contact: Brad Beaith 250-756-7190 or John Webb 250-627-3409 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0380
Sent April 19, 2017 at 1404