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Fishery Notice

COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
FN1208-COMMERCIAL - Geoduck and Horse Clam - North Coast - Area 2 - Closing

Closing 23:59 hours December 22, 2012 in the following Geoduck Management Areas 


QCF04-Werner Bay
QCF05a Huxley Island
QCF05b Alder Island

Variation Order No. 2012-473 is revoked.

The North Coast fishery is continuing in:

PRB03a Langley Pass West
PRB03b Langley Pass East
Variation Order No. 2012-474.

QCF06 Poole Inlet
QCF07 North Skincuttle Inlet
QCF08 South Skincuttle Inlet
Variation Order No. 2012-475

PRB01a Deer Point
PRB01b Gung Ho Bay
PRB01c Calamity Bay
PRB02* Estevan Group
Variation Order No. 2012-484.

South Coast areas are indentified on separate Fishery Notices.

See the 2012 Geoduck and Horse Clam Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) 
for a more detailed description of the Fishing Protocol.

The On-Grounds Monitor and/or Archipelago Marine Research will direct the fleet 
through geoduck beds and GMAs.

Horse clams are permitted as an incidental catch only except where a quota has 
been established.  

Pauline Ridings 250-756-7118

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1208
Sent December 21, 2012 at 1622