Fishery Notice

FN0664-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 13 - Cape Mudge Fin-fish Closure

Recreational fishermen are reminded the following waters in Area 13 are closed 
each year from July 15, 2016 to August 31, 2016 to fishing for fin-fish:

Those waters of Subareas 13-1, 13-2 and 13-3 inside a line drawn from a point 
on Quadra Island located at 50 degrees 01.393'N and 125 degrees 11.805'W, then 
west for approximately one nautical mile to a point at 50 degrees 01.391'N and 
125 degrees 13.360'W, then southeast to a point at 49 degrees 58.260'N and 125 
degrees 11.616'W, then to the Red Can Buoy light off Wilby Shoals located at 49 
degrees 58.969'N and 125 degrees 09.156'W, then to the Cape Mudge lighthouse on 
Quadra Island at 49 degrees 59.913'N and 125 degrees 11.736'W.

Note: The southern boundary of this closure is visible by sighting a line from 
a point near Willow Point on Vancouver Island located at 49 degrees 58.008' 
north latitude and 125 degrees 12.489' west longitude to the Red Can Buoy light 
off Wilby Shoals. 

Variation Order No.2016-294


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 "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:

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 - FN0664
Sent July 14, 2016 at 1354