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Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Sea Urchin - Red
Subject:
FN1210-COMMERCIAL - Red Sea Urchins - North Coast - Areas 1 to 10 - Opening


Opening 00:01 hours December 22, 2012 in the following Red Urchin Areas:

SUMMARY:

RU13b Dundas Island South
RU13c Melville Island
RU13d Nares Islets
RU15 Outside Stephens Island
RU17 Kelp Pass
RU18 Oval Bay
RU20a Cape George

Variation Order Nos. 2012-491 to 497 are in effect.

The North Coast fishery continues in the following quota areas:

RU14 Tree Nobs

Details:

RU13b Dundas Island South
a) That portion of Subarea 4-1 north of a line running 222 degrees true from 
Farwest Point on Dunira Island (using Canadian Hydrographic chart # 3959), 
excluding the Nares Islets Quota Area described as: that portion of Subarea 4-1 
northeast of a line running from Gore-Langton Point on Dundas Island to a point 
at 54 degrees 28.55 minutes north latitude, 130 degrees 50.70 minutes west 
longitude, and then running north-easterly to a point at 54 degrees 30.45 
minutes north latitude, 130 degrees 47.65 minutes west longitude.
b) That portion of Subarea 4-5 west of the meridian passing through 130 degrees 
37.0 minutes west longitude and north of a line from the northernmost point of 
Dunira Island, thence true east to the meridian passing through 130 degrees 
37.0 minutes west longitude.

RU13c Melville Island
a) That portion of Subarea 4-1 south of a line running 222 degrees  true from 
Farwest Point on Dunira Island (using Canadian Hydrographic chart # 3959) and 
north of the parallel passing through 54 degrees 20.30 minutes north latitude.
b) That portion of Subarea 4-5 south of a line from the northernmost point of 
Dunira Island, thence true east to the meridian passing through 130 degrees 
37.0 minutes west longitude, and west of the meridian passing through 130 
degrees 37.0 minutes west longitude.
c) Those portions of Subareas 4-9 and 4-13 north of the parallel passing 
through 54 degrees 20.30 minutes north latitude.

RU13d Nares Islets
That portion of Subarea 4-1 northeast of a line running from Gore-Langton Point 
on Dundas Island to a point at 54 degrees 28.55 minutes north latitude, 130 
degrees 50.70 minutes west longitude, and then running north-easterly to a 
point at 54 degrees 30.45 minutes north latitude, 130 degrees 47.65 minutes 
west longitude.

RU15 Outside Stephens Island
That portion of Subarea 4-2 south of the parallel passing through 54 degrees 
13.5 minutes north latitude and north of a line running true west from the 
southern tip of Stephens Island to the surf line.

RU17 Kelp Pass
Subarea 4-12.

RU18 Oval Bay
a) That portion of Subarea 4-2 south of a line running true west from the 
southern tip of Stephens Island to the surf line.
b) That portion of Subarea 4-3 north of a line running due west from Fan Point.
c) Subarea 4-4.

RU20a Cape George
That portion of Subarea 4-3 south of a line running due west from Fan Point.

Notes:
All notification and reporting requirements are outlined in Appendix 1 of the 
Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP). 

The North Coast fishing protocol is available from Pauline Ridings or D&D 
Pacific Fisheries.

D&D Pacific Fisheries will direct the fleet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Pauline Ridings (250)-756-7118

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1210
Sent December 21, 2012 at 1630