Fishery Notice

RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
FN0626-RECREATIONAL - Salmon and all Finfish - Area 13 - Cape Mudge Finfish Closure with Coordinates - July 15, 2014,

Recreational fishermen are reminded of the seasonal finfish closure from July 
15, 2014 to August 31, 2014 in the following portion of Area 13:

Those waters inside a line from the float at Cape Mudge Indian Village on 
Quadra Island at 50 degrees 01.393'N and 125 degrees 11.805'W true west at 270 
degrees for one nautical mile to a point at 50 degrees 01.391'N and 125 degrees 
11.616'W, then southeast 160 degrees true to a point at 49 degrees 58.260'N and 
125 degrees 13.360'W, the intersection with a line drawn from the fishing 
boundary sign on Willow Point on the Vancouver Island shore at 49 degrees 
58.008'N and 125 degrees 12.489'W to the Red Can Buoy light off Wilby Shoals at 
49 degrees 58.969'N and 125 degrees 09.156'W, then to the Cape Mudge light on 
Quadra Island at 49 degrees 59.913'N and 125 degrees 11.736'W.

These waters are closed to fishing for all finfish. 

Variation Order No. 2014-91


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.  

Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye.  These fish are 
hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the 
numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye.

The term "marked" means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the 
adipose fin.

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and 
coho salmon.  Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for 
coast-wide stock assessment.  Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program 
toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all 
fin fishing.  Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing 
information, can be found on the Internet at:

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call 
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line 
at 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-866-431-FISH (3474).


Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada Office. 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0626
Sent July 14, 2014 at 1629