Fishery Notice

FN0837-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Pink Salmon - Area 17 - Angling opportunities for pink salmon in Nanaimo Harbour and Departure Bay

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 30, 2014, the daily limit for 
pink salmon is four (4) per day with zero (0) retention for other species of 
salmon in the following areas:

1) That portion of Departure Bay westerly of a line running from the following 
coordinates 49 degrees 12.600 North  123 degrees 57.350 West near the Pacific 
Biological Station to the light on Brandon Island 49 degrees 12.427 North 123 
degrees 57.571 West to the most westerly BC Ferry dock located at approximately 
49 degrees 11.672 North 123 degrees 57.372 West.

(Note: The area open for Pink Salmon retention reverts to a no fin fishing area 
from October 1 to October 25).

2) That portion of Nanaimo Harbour shoreward of a line from the end of the most 
southerly dock located at the Nanaimo Yacht Club (49 degrees 10.614 North  123 
degrees 56.336 West) to the Pedestrian Fishing Pier (Crab Dock) located at Swy-
a-lana Lagoon (49 10.264 North 123 56.051 West).

Regulations for this area are for a single barbless hook (hook having a single 
point) with a 15mm or less hook to shank measurement.  

In both areas anglers are strongly encouraged to use circle hooks.

Variation Order numbers: 2014-373 and 2014-374 

Anglers are further reminded of the following:
- This opening is for pink salmon ONLY, and it is important that fishers follow 
the rules for this fishery to avoid interception of chinook salmon.  If there 
is interception or the rules are not followed this fishery will be closed on 
short notice.
- For other opportunities in the area, please refer to the 2014 Area 17 chinook 
and coho opportunities notice, contact the Nanaimo DFO Office (250)754-0230 or 
check online;
- There is an aggregate of 4 salmon/day in place.
- A reminder that intentionally (wilfully) foul- hooking fish or attempting to 
foul hook fish is illegal and that non-compliance may result in closure. (Foul 
hooking (snagging)  is defined as: hooking a fish in any part of its body other 
than the mouth).

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at 
or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence".

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 (800) 465-4336.

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


Contact the local DFO office in your area for updated information as it becomes 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0837
Sent August 18, 2014 at 1410