Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Invertebrates: Crab
Subject:
FN1391-Commercial - Crabs - Fishery continues- Areas E, G and H - January 1, 2017


Fishery continues 00:01 hours January 1, 2017 until further notice to 
commercial fishing for Dungeness and red rock crab by ring net, dip net, and 
trap in the following Pacific Fishery Management Areas:

Areas 11, 15, 21, 22, 26, and 27. 

Area 12 except for Subarea 12-19 (Nimpkish River estuary). 

Area 13 except for:
a. Discovery Passage dioxin closures in Subareas 13-3 to 13-6; 

b. That portion of Subarea 13-7 southeast of a line that begins at 50°10.827'N  
125°21.137'W [Separation Head] then to 50°11.487N 125°20.344W; 

c. That portion of Subarea 13-10 east of a line that begins at 50°17.702N  125°
18.922W [Chonat Point] then to 50°17.367N 125°18.922W; 

d. Subarea 13-11; 

e. That portion of Subarea 13-14 inside a line that begins at 50°00.696'N 125°
08.802'W [Francisco Point] then northerly along the shore for 5 km to 50°
03.208'N 125 10.347W then true east to the 200 m contour then following the 200 
m contour south to 50°00.696'N 125°06.956'W then to the beginning point.

f. That portion of Subarea 13-12 north of a line from 50°18.872'N 125°14.203'W 
[Walters Point] to 50°18.872'N 125°13.339'W. (Owen Bay Dioxin Closure)

g. That portion of Subarea 13-43 westerly of a line that begins at 50°35.649'N 
125°33.219'W then to 50°34.700'N 125°33.652'W (Heydon Bay First Nations FSC and 
Recreational Access Closure).

Area 14 except for Subareas 14-11 and 14-14 (Comox Harbour First Nations FSC 
and Recreational Access Closure Area).

Area 16 except for Subarea 16-4 and that portion of Subarea 16-5 inside a line 
that begins at 49°29.917'N 123°44.798'W then to 49°29.917'N 123°46.401'W then 
following the shoreline to the beginning point (Pender Harbour and Porpoise Bay 
First Nations and Recreational Access Closures).

Area 17 except:
a. Those portions of Subareas 17-4 and 17-5 west of a line that begins at 49°
05.799'N 123°48.039'W [Reynolds Point] then to 49°02.255'N 123°42.580'W [Miami 
Islet] then to 49°00.466'N 123°45.806'W [south of Kulleet Bay].  (Stuart 
Channel north Dioxin Closure)

b. Those waters in portions of Subareas 17-6,  17-7 and all of Subarea 17-9 
lying inside a line that begins at 48°57.934'N 123°39.673'W [Donckele Pt] 48°
58.155'N 123°40.417'W [south-eastern entrance to Preedy Harbour, Thetis Island] 
then to 48°58.241'N 123°41.441'W [Dayman Island] then to 48°58.283'N 123°
41.706'W [Scott Island] then to 48°58.882'N 123°46.105'W [Sharpe Point] then to 
48°58.296'N 123°47.239'W then following the westerly shoreline of Vancouver 
Island to 48°50.851'N 123°35.530'W [Grave Point] then to 48°51.000'N 123°
34.242'W [Erskine Point] then following the easterly shoreline of Saltspring 
Island to 48°53.963'N 123°35.559'W [Parminter Point] then to then to 48°
56.031'N 123°37.921'W [Josling Point] then following the westerly shore of 
Kuper Island to the beginning point. (Stuart Channel south Dioxin Closure)

Area 18 except:
a. That portion of 18-2 inside a line from 48°50.427'N 123°19.984'W then to 48°
50.010'N 123°19.675'W [Dinner Point] then following the shoreline to the 
beginning point.  (Dinner Bay First Nations FSC and Recreational Access Closure)

b. That portion of 18-5 inside a line that begins at 48°50.123'N 123°14.703'W 
then to 48°50.062'N 123°14.571'W then following the shoreline to 48°49.566'N 
123°14.230'W then to 48°49.481'N 123°14.206'W then following the shoreline to 
the beginning point.  (Horton Bay First Nations FSC and Recreational Access 
Closure)

c. Those portions of Subareas 18-6 and 18-7 that begins at 48°42.472'N 123°
30.216'W then to 48°42.815'N 123°28.800'W then to 48°41.883'N 123°28.285'W then 
to 48°41.540'N 123°29.699'W then to the beginning point. (British Columbia 
Provincial Ecological Reserve #67)  Note:  some electronic charts do not 
correspond to these boundaries.  You must ensure that you use the above 
coordinates when determining the closure area.

d. That portion of Subarea 18-7 east of a line that begins at 48°47.259'N 123°
33.235'W [Bold Bluff Point] then to 48°48.820'N 123°33.235'W.  (Burgoyne Bay 
Dioxin Closure)

e. Those waters of Subarea 18-7 westerly of a line from 48°48.500'N 123°
35.322'W [Paddy Mile Stone] to 48°49.257'N 123°35.318'W [Arbutus Point].  
(Maple Bay Dioxin Closure)

f. Subareas 18-8 and 18-10.  (Cowichan Bay and Fulford Harbour First Nations 
FSC and Recreational Access Closures)

Area 19 except for:
a. That portion of Subarea 19-1 inside a line that begins at 48º26.444'N 
123º23.267'W [Chapman Point] then to 48º26.409'N 123º23.317'W then following 
the shoreline to 48°25.024'N 123°24.494'W [Macauley Point] then to 48°24.814'N 
123°23.633'W [the light at the western end of the Ogden Point breakwater] then 
following the shoreline to the beginning point. (Victoria Harbour Dioxin 
Closure) 

b. Those portions of Subarea 19-3 inside a line that begins at 48°24.814'N 123°
23.633'W [the light at the western end of the Ogden Point breakwater] then to 
48°24.387'N 123°23.280'W [Brotchie Ledge Light] then to 48°24.649'N 123°
22.701'W [Holland Point]. (Ogden Point Marine Reserve) 

c. Those waters of Subareas 19-3 and 20-5 within 0.5 nautical miles of Great 
Race Rock.  (Marine Reserve)  This closure is within both Area 'H' and Area 'E'.

d. Those waters of Subarea 19-5 inside a line that begins at 48º35.990'N and 
123º23.400'W [Turgoose Point] then to 48º37.040' N 123º22.780' W [light off NW 
point of James Island] then following the shoreline of James Island to 
48º35.370' N 123º20.960' W then to 48º33.490'N 123º21.750'W [Cowichan Head] 
then northerly following the shoreline to the beginning point. (Cordova Channel 
First Nations FSC and Recreational Access Closure)

e. Those waters easterly of a line that begins at 48º39.223'N 123º 20.763'W 
[navigation light at the north end of Sidney Island] then to 48º38.245'N 
123º20.437'W then following the shoreline to the beginning point.  (Sidney Spit 
Recreational Access Closure)

Area 20 except for:
a. That portion of Subarea 20-2 northerly of a line that begins at 48°32.574'N 
124°29.861'W [Owen Point] then to 48°34.395'N 124°24.440'W.  (Port Renfrew 
First Nations FSC and Recreational Access Closure Area)

b. Those waters of Subareas 19-3 and 20-5 within 0.5 nautical miles of Great 
Race Rock. (Marine Reserve)  This closure is within both Area 'H' and Area 'E'.

c. That portion of Subarea 20-5 inside a line that begins at 48°20.111'N 123°
36.205'W then to 48°20.010'N 123°35.511'W then following the shoreline to the 
beginning point. (Becher Bay inside First Nations FSC and Recreational Access 
Closure Area)

Area 23 except for:
a. Subarea 23-1. (Alberni Inlet First Nations FSC and Recreational Access 
Closure Area)

b. Those portions of Subareas 23-6, 23-7, 23-8, 23-9 and 23-11 inside a line 
that begins at 48°57.752'N 125°19.689'W then to 48°55.575'N 125°12.795'W then 
to 48°50.221'N 125°18.865'W then to 48°51.757'N 125°23.699'W then to 48°
54.318'N 125°23.719'W then to the beginning point. (Pacific Rim National Park, 
Broken Group Islands)

c. That portion of Subarea 23-11 north of a line that begins at 48°55.289'N 125°
30.572'W then to 48°55.295'N 125°31.429W [Francis Island] then following the 
southerly shore of Francis Island to 48°55.313'N 125°31.572'W then to 48°
55.329'N 125°31.711'W then following the shoreline to the beginning point. 
(Ucluelet Harbour First Nations FSC and Recreational Access Closure Area)

Area 24 except for that portion of Subarea 24-4 inside a line that begins at 49°
18.030'N 126°04.140'W [northern end of McNeill Peninsula] then to 49°18.030' N 
126°03.710' W then to 49°17.483' N 126°03.024' W then to 49°16.814' N 126°
02.960' W then to 49°16.439' N 126°02.608' W then to 49°16.226' N 126°02.823' W 
[Yates Point]. (Ahousaht/Millar Channel First Nations FSC and Recreational 
Access Closure Area)

Area 25 except for Subareas 25-1 to 25-3. (Dioxin Closure)

Subarea 29-5. 

Offshore Areas 111, 121, 123 to 127.

NOTE:  38 vessels in Crab Areas E, G and H are delinquent in the delivery of 
their logbooks for 2016.  Before you can receive your commercial licence, you 
must have your logbook for 2016 up to date.  If you cannot receive a licence 
due to logbook issues, you may not begin fishing in 2017, including having any 
gear in the water as this is considered fishing.  Contact the Shellfish Data 
Unit at 250-756-7022.

Refer to the 2017 Integrated Fishery Management Plan and the 2017 Commercial 
Harvest Fishing Plan for the detailed commercial fishing plan, information on 
the North Coast and the Area 28/29 fishery, closed area descriptions including 
navigational closures, and contact numbers. 

Variation Order No. 2017-5.  Variation Order 2016-432 is revoked.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

Areas 'E' and 'G'
Contact: David Fogtmann 250-339-3799 or david.fogtmann@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Area 'H'
Contact: Mike Kattilakoski 250-756-7315 or mike.kattilakoski@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1391
Sent December 30, 2016 at 1120