Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
Subject:
FN1367-COMMERCIAL - Geoduck and Horse Clam - North Coast - Opening - Portion of Area 7


Opening 00:01 Hours December 20, 2016 in the following Geoduck Management Areas 
(GMAs).  An asterisk indicates a change in area description since the last 
rotation:  

SUMMARY:

CCA05 Prince Group
Variation Order No. 2016-588

Note: See Fishery Notice No. FN1353 Bivalve Shellfish Marine Biotoxin Update, 
as recommended by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and issued by DFO.  
Bivalve Shellfish Marine Biotoxin Updates can change at any time please confirm 
the required Pacific Fisheries Management Subarea is open prior to fishing.

The north coast fishery continues in the following GMAs:

CCD01a Rennison Island
CCD01b West Laredo Channel (north of Baker Point)
CCD01c West Laredo Channel (south of Baker Point)
CCD02 East Laredo Channel
Variation order No. 2016-556

CCA06a Latta Island
CCA06b Hunter Channel (Subarea 7-25 portion only)
CCA07a McNaughton Group North
CCA07b McNaughton Group - Kinsmen
CCA07c McNaughton Group South
CCA07ex Superstition Point Experimental Area
CCA08 Simmonds Group
Variation Order No. 2016-578

DETAILS:

GMA CCA05, Prince Group:  That portion of Subarea 7-25 east of the meridian 
passing through 128 degrees 20min west long., north of the parallel passing 
through 51 degrees 58.9 minutes north latitude, and west of a line running from 
the southwestern tip of Campbell Island to the northwestern tip of Dodwell 
Island and from Stubbs Point on Dodwell Island southwesterly to the 
northwestern point of the McNaughton Group at 51 degrees 58.6 minutes north 
latitude, 128 degrees 13.9 minutes west longitude.

NOTES:
South Coast areas are identified on separate Fishery Notices.

See the 2016/17 Geoduck and Horse Clam Integrated Fisheries Management Plan 
(IFMP) for a more detailed description of the Fishing Protocol.

The On-Grounds Monitor and/or Archipelago Marine Research will direct the fleet 
through geoduck beds and GMAs.

Horse clams are permitted as an incidental catch only except where a quota has 
been established.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Pauline Ridings (250) 756-7118

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1367
Sent December 19, 2016 at 1436