Fishery Notice

RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
FN0643-Recreational - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) - Reminder: Current Halibut Management Measures

This is a reminder of the current halibut management measures in effect for the 
recreational fishery:

Coast wide:

Currently in effect until further notice:

-The maximum length for halibut is 133cm.
-The daily limit for halibut is one (1). 
-The possession limit for halibut is two (2), only one of which may be greater 
than 90cm in length. 
-There is an annual limit of six (6) halibut (per licence holder) as authorized 
under the 2014/2015 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
-All halibut retained by the licence holder shall be immediately recorded in 
ink on the 2014-2015 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.  The area from which 
each halibut is caught and its length shall immediately be recorded on license.

The exceptions to these openings are:

Areas 121, 23 and 123: 

Effective 00:01 hours February 1, 2014 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2014:

- No person shall fish for or retain halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121 
outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 
34.000 minutes North latitude and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes West longitude and 
continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 
degrees 28.327 minutes North latitude and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes West 

Area 121:
A reminder to recreational harvesters, that the waters of Swiftsure Bank, 
inside a line from 48°34.00'N and 125°06.00'W, thence to 48°34.00'N and 124°
54.20'W, thence to 48°29.62'N and 124°43.40'W, thence following the 
International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48°29.55'N and 124°
56.20'W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement, are closed to 
all finfish, all year.

Non-residents of Canada wishing to fish for and retain halibut in Management 
Areas 121, 23 and 123 must purchase an electronic licence through a Canadian 

Note: Rockfish Conservations Areas (RCA's) remain in effect - refer to the 
following website for descriptions:

Variation Orders 2014-55 and 2014-56.
Contact: Brad Beaith 250-756-7190, Angela Mahboubi 250-627-3409 or Devona Adams 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0643
Sent July 17, 2014 at 1527