Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
Subject:
FN1380-COMMERCIAL - Geoduck and Horse Clam - North Coast - Opening - Portions of Area 7 and 8


Opening 00:01 Hours December 24, 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 (Subarea 7-18 and 7-25 portions only)
CCA07a McNaughton Group North
CCA07b McNaughton Group - Kinsmen
CCA07c McNaughton Group South
Variation Order No. 2016-591

CCC03 Choked Passage
CCC04 South Hakai Passage
Variation Order No. 2016-592

Note: See Fishery Notice No. FN1377 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

CCA05 Prince Group
Variation Order No. 2016-588

DETAILS:

GMA CCA06a, Latta Island:  That portion of Subarea 7-25 east of a line running 
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, north of the parallel passing through 51 degrees 
57.8 minutes north latitude, and south of a line bearing 101 degrees true from 
Stubbs Point on Dodwell Island to a point on Hunter Island at 51 degrees 59.42 
minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 10.92 minutes west longitude.

GMA CCA06b, Hunter Channel:  1. That portion of Subarea 7-18 and 7-25 east of a 
line from the southwestern tip of Campbell Island to the northwestern tip of 
Dodwell Island.  
2. That portion of 7-25 north of a line bearing of 101 degrees true from Stubbs 
Point on Dodwell Island east to a point on Hunter Island at 51 degrees 59.42 
minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 10.92 minutes west longitude. NOTE: This 
opening excludes the portion of Subarea 7-17 that is normally included in this 
GMA. 

GMA CCA07a, McNaughton Group North: That portion of Subarea 7-25 south of the 
parallel passing through 51 degrees 57.8  minutes north latitude, west of a 
line running from the outermost point on the north shore of the entrance to 
Kinsmen Inlet at 51 degrees 56.14 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 11.82 
minutes west longitude southerly to the outermost point on the south shore of 
the entrance to Kinsmen Inlet at 51 degrees 55.25 minutes north latitude, 128 
degrees 11.54 minutes west longitude and east of a line commencing on the 
eastern shore of the northern island of the McNaughton Group at 51 degrees 57.8 
minutes north latitude, then following the eastern shore of that island to the 
southern tip of that island, then true south to the adjacent island, then 
following westerly along that island to the narrowest point between it and the 
island directly to the west, then true west to that island, then south and 
westerly along the shore of that island to the southwesternmost point of that 
island, then true south to that island directly south of it, then following the 
shoreline easterly and southerly to the parallel passing through 51 degrees 
55.65 minutes north latitude to its intersect with the Kinsmen Inlet boundary.

GMA CCA07b, McNaughton Group - Kinsmen: That portion of Subarea 7-25 east of a 
line running from the outermost point on the north shore of the entrance to 
Kinsmen Inlet at 51 degrees 56.14 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 11.82 
minutes west longitude southerly to the outermost point on the south shore of 
the entrance to Kinsmen Inlet at 51 degrees 55.25 minutes north latitude, 128 
degrees 11.54 minutes west longitude.

GMA CCA07c, McNaughton Group South:  That portion of Subarea 7-25 east of a 
line running from the southernmost point of the McNaughton Group at 51 degrees 
54.27 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.34 minutes west longitude, to 51 
degrees 53.97 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.29 minutes west longitude, 
west of a line running from the outermost point on the north shore of the 
entrance to Kinsmen Inlet at 51 degrees 56.14 minutes north latitude, 128 
degrees 11.82 minutes west longitude southerly to the outermost point on the 
south shore of the entrance to Kinsmen Inlet at 51 degrees 55.25 minutes north 
latitude, 128 degrees 11.54 minutes west longitude, and south of the parallel 
passing through 51 degrees 55.65 minutes north latitude to its intersect with 
the Kinsmen Inlet boundary.

GMA CCC03, Choked Passage: 1) That portion of Subarea 8-1 north and east of a 
line running from the most northwestern point of Calvert Island west to the 
meridian passing through 128 degrees 10 minutes west longitude, then north to a 
point on the meridian of 128 degrees 10 minutes west longitude due west of 
Odlum Point, then to Odlum Point.  2) That portion of Subarea 8-2 south and 
west of a line commencing at the northwesternmost tip of Calvert Island at 51 
degrees 41.27 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 6 minutes west longitude, and 
running to the westernmost tip of Rattenbury Island, then to Odlum Point on 
Odlum Island.

GMA CCC04, South Hakai Pass: 1) That portion of Subarea 8-2 north and east of a 
line commencing at the northwesternmost tip of Calvert Island at 51 degrees 
41.27 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 6 minutes west longitude, and running 
to the westernmost tip of Rattenbury Island, then to Odlum Point on Odlum 
Island, and south of a line bearing 248 degrees true from Koeye Point through 
Hakai Pass.  2) Subarea 8-3.

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 - FN1380
Sent December 23, 2016 at 1117