Fishery Notice

RECREATIONAL - General Information
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
FN0930-RECREATIONAL - All Fin Fish: Gear Restrictions - Area 13 - Discovery Passage

Recreational fishers are reminded that from July 15, 2015 to September 30, 2015 
no person shall angle with a fishing line or downrigger line which is attached 
to a weight that is greater than 168 grams (6 ounces) or with an attracting 
device that is not affixed directly to a hook and that the use of natural bait 
is prohibited in the following portion of Area 13:

The waters of Discovery Passage and Campbell River bounded by a line true east 
of the fishing boundary sign at Orange Point at 50 degrees 04.391 minutes north 
by 125 degrees 16.611 minutes west, to the middle of the channel at 50 degrees 
04.387 minutes north by 125 degrees 15.626 minutes west, then southeasterly 
down the middle of the channel to the intersection with at 50 degrees 00.507 
minutes north by 125 degrees 12.859 minutes west, running true east from a 
fishing boundary sign on the southern end of the Hidden Harbour breakwater at 
50 degrees 00.504 minutes north by 125 degrees 13.945 minutes west.

The fishing boundary at the south end of the Hidden Harbour breakwater is a 
large white square boundary sign. 

Variation Order No. 2015-38 


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

The term "hatchery marked" means a 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:

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 nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0930
Sent August 26, 2015 at 1309