Fishery Notice

ABORIGINAL - General Information
COMMERCIAL - General Information
COMMERCIAL - Herring: Spawn on Kelp
COMMERCIAL - Herring - Roe: Test Fishery
COMMERCIAL - Herring - Roe: Seine
COMMERCIAL - Herring - Roe: Gill Net
COMMERCIAL - Herring: Food and Bait
COMMERCIAL - Herring Special Use
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Sablefish
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Halibut
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Other Hook and Line
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish Trawl
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Sablefish Seamount
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Rockfish Hook and Line
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Crab
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Crab - Tanner
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Euphausiid
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Prawn and Shrimp by Trap
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Scallop by Trawl
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Shrimp Trawl
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Squid - Neon Flying
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Octopus by Trap
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Sardine (Pilchard)
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Tuna
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Perch
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Mackerel
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Eulachon
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Anchovy
COMMERCIAL - Pelagics: Smelt
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net - Test Fishery
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine - Test Fishery
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll - Test Fishery
RECREATIONAL - General Information
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
General Information
Yukon/TBR - Domestic Salmon
Yukon/TBR - Recreational Salmon
Yukon/TBR - Commercial Salmon
FN0069-General Information - Codes of Conduct for Shark Encounters

Codes of conduct for shark encounters have been posted online and can be found 
at the URL links provided below. These guidelines include boat handling 
procedures during visual encounters with Basking Sharks, as well as best 
practices for handling Canadian Pacific shark species during entanglement 
Code of conduct for sharks:

Code of conduct for Basking Sharks:
Shark populations are generally vulnerable to the threat of fishing induced 
mortality, including incidental capture and entanglement. Life history 
characteristics such as longevity, late age-at-maturity, and low fecundity make 
it difficult for shark populations to recover in abundance after depletion.
Out of fourteen shark species in Canadian Pacific waters, three species are 
listed under the Species at Risk Act (SARA). The Basking Shark (Cetorhinus 
maximus) is listed as "Endangered", and the Bluntnose Sixgill Shark (Hexanchus 
griseus) and Tope Shark (Galeorhinus galeus) are listed as species of "Special 
In order to address conservation concerns with shark species, it is important 
that measures are taken to reduce the mortality of sharks resulting from 
bycatch and entanglement. As such, commercial fishing licences have been 
amended to include a Condition of Licence for Basking Sharks that specifies 
mitigation measures in accordance with SARA permit requirements. 'Code of 
Conduct for Shark Encounters' documents have been developed to reduce the 
mortality of Basking Shark, as well as other Canadian Pacific shark species 
such as Bluntnose Sixgill and Tope Shark resulting from entanglement and 
bycatch in commercial, aquaculture, and recreational fisheries. 


Heather Brekke
SARA Marine Recovery Planner

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0069
Sent January 29, 2014 at 1553