Fishery Notice

FN0945-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Area 17 - Departure Bay and Nanaimo Harbour Open to Angling for Pink Salmon Retention Only

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 30, 2015, 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 at 49 degrees 12.600 North, and 123 degrees 57.350 West near the 
Pacific Biological Station, to the light on Brandon Island at 49 degrees 12.427 
North, and 123 degrees 57.571 West, to the most westerly BC Ferry dock located 
at approximately 49 degrees 11.672 North, and 123 degrees 57.372 West. 

Anglers are also advised that this area open for Pink salmon retention, reverts 
to a no fin fishing closed area effective October 1 to October 25, 2015.

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

A gear restriction is also in effect in the above areas. Angling is permitted 
using gear which includes a single pointed barbless hook with a maximum 
distance between the hook point and the hook shaft being not greater than 15mm.

VO number: 2015-407 

Anglers are further reminded of the following:

- This opening is for PINK SALMON ONLY.
- There is a daily quota of four (4) pink salmon per day in effect. 
- Intentionally foul-hooking salmon or attempting to foul-hook salmon is 
illegal. Lack of compliance in this fishery could result in the fishery being 
immediately closed on short notice, therefore your cooperation is encouraged.
- Violations may be reported anonymously by calling 1-800-465-4336.
- All other species of salmon encountered or other finfish must be released 
immediately with the least amount of harm.
- Anglers are reminded that a Rockfish Conservation Area is in place nearby in 
portions of Departure Bay and Northumberland Channel not included within the 
areas that are opened by this notice. Information on Rockfish Closed Areas may 
be found 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: (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 - FN0945
Sent August 28, 2015 at 1319