Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
Subject:
FN1379-COMMERCIAL - Geoduck and Horse Clam - North Coast - Closing - Portions of Area 7


Closing 23:59 Hours December 23, 2016 in the following Geoduck Management Areas 
(GMAs).  An asterisk indicates a change in area description since the last 
rotation:  

SUMMARY:

CCA06a Latta Island
CCA06b Hunter Channel
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 is revoked.

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

CCA05 Prince Group
Variation Order No. 2016-588

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 - FN1379
Sent December 23, 2016 at 1111