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Fishery Notice

COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
FN1213-COMMERCIAL - Geoduck and Horse Clam - South Coast - Area 14 - Season Opening

Opening 00:01 hours January 1, 2013 in the following Geoduck Management Areas 
(GMAs).  An asterisk indicates a change in area description since the last 

GMA 14B01, Comox Bar
GMA 14C02, North Baynes Sound
Variation Order 2013-004

Note: See Fishery Notice No. FN1205 Bivalve Shellfish Marine Biotoxin Update, 
as recommended by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and issued by DFO.

GMA 14B01, Comox Bar: Portions of Subareas 14-7, 14-9, and 14-10 described as 
that portion of Subarea 14-7 within 1.0 nautical miles of Denman Island and 
that portion of Subarea 14-10 excluding the waters within 0.5 nautical mile 
radius of Phipps Point on Hornby Island and that portion of Subarea 14-9 south 
of a line from the East Cardinal Buoy at 49 degrees 41.52 minutes north 
latitude, 124 degrees 49.72 minutes west longitude to the P54 buoy at 49 
degrees 38.75 minutes north latitude, 124 degrees 51.5 minutes west longitude 
excluding waters within 0.5 nautical mile of Hornby Island.
GMA 14C02, North Baynes Sound: Subarea 14-15.

See the 2013 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.  

Erin Wylie (250) 756-7271

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1213
Sent December 28, 2012 at 1316