Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Geoduck and Horseclam
Subject:
FN1389-COMMERCIAL - Geoduck and Horse Clam - North Coast - Opening - Portions of Area 7


Opening 00:01 Hours December 30, 2016 in the following Geoduck Management Areas 
(GMAs).  An asterisk indicates a change in area description since the last 
rotation:  

SUMMARY:
CCA11, Spider Island
CCA12b, South Edna Island
CCA12c, Triquet Island
CCA13, Spider Anchorage 
CCA14, Serpent Group
CCA15a, Kittyhawk Group North
CCA15b, Kittyhawk Group South
Variation Order No. 2016-594

Note: See Fishery Notice No. FN1387 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

DETAILS:
GMA CCA11, Spider Island:  That portion of Subarea 7-27 north of the parallel 
passing through 51 degrees 50.0 minutes north latitude and west of a line 
across the narrowest point in Spitfire Channel between Hurricane Island and 
Hunter Island.
GMA CCA12b, South Edna Island:  That portion of Subarea 7-27 south of the 
parallel passing through 51 degrees 50 minutes north latitude, south and east 
of a line commencing at 51 degrees 50 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.44 
minutes west longitude, running south to the northern tip of the most northern 
island of the Edna Islands, then following the northern shore of north Edna 
Island to the narrowest point in the channel between north and south Edna 
Islands, then to south Edna Island, then following the shoreline to the point 
at 51 degrees 49.42 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 15.27 minutes west 
longitude and running 230 degrees to the surfline, and west of a line 
commencing at 51 degrees 50 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.0 minutes 
west longitude, and running due south to northernmost of the Anne Islands at 51 
degrees 49.73 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.0 minutes west longitude, 
then following the western shore of north Anne Islands to the narrowest point 
in the channel between north Anne Island and the island due south, then due 
south to the island and following the shoreline to the southwestern point of 
this island at 51 degrees 49.25 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 13.99 
minutes west longitude, then to the northern point of the Lyte Group at 51 
degrees 49.06 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.33 minutes west longitude, 
then following the northern shore to 51 degrees 49.0 minutes north latitude, 
128 degrees 14.42 minutes west longitude, then westerly to 51 degrees 48.94 
minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.73 minutes west longitude on 
Island "120" of the Lyte Group, then following the northern shore to 51 degrees 
48.92 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.86 minutes west longitude on the 
western side of Island "120" of the Lyte Group and true west to the subarea 
boundary.
GMA CCA12c, Triquet Island:  That portion of 7-27 south of a line commencing at 
the southwestern point of the Anne Islands at 51 degrees 49.25 minutes north 
latitude, 128 degrees 13.99 minutes west longitude, then running to the 
northern point of the Lyte Group at 51 degrees 49.06 minutes north latitude, 
128 degrees 14.33 minutes west longitude, then following the northern shore to 
51 degrees 49.0 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.42 minutes west 
longitude, then westerly to 51 degrees 48.94 minutes north latitude, 128 
degrees 14.73 minutes west longitude on Island "120" of the Lyte Group, then 
following the northern shore to 51 degrees 48.92 minutes north latitude, 128 
degrees 14.86 minutes west longitude on the western side of Island "120" of the 
Lyte Group and true west to the subarea boundary, and west of a series of lines 
from the southern tip of Island "195" of the Anne Islands at 51 degrees 49.21 
minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 13.92 minutes west longitude to the north 
shore of Island "135" of the Anne Islands at 51 degrees 49.09 minutes north 
latitude, 128 degrees 13.92 minutes west longitude, then following the western 
shore to the southern tip at 51 degrees 48.81 minutes north latitude, 128 
degrees 13.86 minutes west longitude, and then southeasterly to Island "175" at 
51 degrees 48.56 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 13.73 minutes west 
longitude, then following the western shore to the south shore at 51 degrees 
48.50 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 13.63 minutes west longitude, then 
due south to the subarea boundary.
GMA CCA13, Spider Anchorage (Ronald): That portion of Subarea 7-27 south of the 
parallel passing through 51 degrees 50 minutes north latitude, and east of a 
line commencing at 51 degrees 50 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.0 
minutes west longitude, and running due south to northernmost of the Anne 
Islands at 51 degrees 49.73 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 14.0 minutes 
west longitude, then following the western shore of north Anne Island to the 
narrowest point in the channel between north Anne Island and the island due 
south, then due south to the island and following the shoreline to the 
southwestern point of this island at 51 degrees 49.21 minutes north latitude, 
128 degrees 13.92 minutes west longitude, then to the north shore of 
Island "135" of the Anne Islands at 51 degrees 49.9 minutes north latitude, 128 
degrees 13.92 minutes west longitude, then following the western shore to the 
southern tip at 51 degrees 48.81 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 13.86 
minutes west longitude, and then southeasterly to Island "175" at 51 degrees 
48.56 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 13.73 minutes west longitude, then 
following the western shore to the south shore at 51 degrees 48.50 minutes 
north latitude, 128 degrees 13.63 minutes west longitude, then due south to the 
subarea boundary and west of a line running from the southern tip of Hurricane 
Island to the northern tip of Manley Island, and west of a line running from 51 
degrees 48.46 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 11.47 minutes west longitude 
on the southeastern shore of Manley Island true south to the subarea boundary.
GMA CCA14, Serpent Group:  That portion of Subarea 7-27 south of a line running 
from the northeasternmost point of Manley Island to the northwesternmost tip of 
Camel Island, east of a line running from 51 degrees 48.46 minutes north 
latitude, 128 degrees 11.47 minutes west longitude on the southeastern shore of 
Manley Island true south to the subarea boundary, and west of the meridian 
passing through 128 degrees 9 minutes west longitude.
GMA CCA15a, Kittyhawk Group North: That portion of Subarea 7-28 north of a line 
running from the southernmost point of Hunter Island at the entrance to 
Spitfire Channel to a point on the northwestern tip of Clare Island at 51 
degrees 50.03 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 08.43 minutes west longitude
GMA CCA15b, Kittyhawk Group South:  1) That portion of Subarea 7-28 south of a 
line running from the southernmost point of Hunter Island at the entrance to 
Spitfire Channel to a point on the northwestern tip of Clare Island at 51 
degrees 50.03 minutes north latitude, 128 degrees 08.43 minutes west 
longitude.  2) That portion of Subarea 7-27 east of a line across the narrowest 
point in Spitfire Channel between Hurricane Island and Hunter Island, east of a 
line from the southern tip of Hurricane Island to the northern tip of Manley 
Island, and north of a line from the most northeasternmost point of Manley 
Island to the northwestern tip of Camel Island and west of a line from the 
southeastern tip of Clare Island to the northeastern tip of Camel Island.

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 - FN1389
Sent December 29, 2016 at 1458