There will be service interruptions on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 from 7:00AM until 2:30 PM (Pacific Time).
Notice Posted: Thursday May 16, 2019
Recreational prawn and shrimp by trap harvesters are advised that the harvest of prawns and shrimp by trap, ring net, or spear while diving, will close from 00:01 hours January 1, 2018, to 23:59 hours March 31, 2018, in the following Subareas as described in the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations: Subarea 13-13 (Quadra Island area); Subareas 16-5, 16-8 (Sechelt / Narrows Inlets), 16-9, 16-10, 16-16 (Malaspina Strait / lower Jervis Inlet); Subareas 17-5, 17-9 (portion Stuart Channel), 17-16 (Nanaimo); Subarea 19-7 (portion Saanich Inlet); Subareas 23-1 to 23-4 (Alberni Inlet, Barkley Sound); Subareas 25-1 to 25-5, 25-8, 25-16 (Nootka Sound, Muchalaht Inlet, Tahsis Inlet); and, Subareas 28-1, 28-2 (Howe Sound). These 3-month winter closures are in place to allow the prawn spawning period to complete. These areas re-open 00:01 hours April 1, 2018. Subareas 17-6 (portion Stuart Channel) and 19-8 to 19-12 (portion Saanich Inlet) will continue "pulse fishing" (closed in the first half of the month and open in the second half of the month) through to March 31, 2018. This means that Subareas 17-6 and 19-8 to 19-12 are closed from: 00:01 hours December 1, 2017 to 23:59 hours December 15, 2017; 00:01 hours January 1, 2018 to 23:59 hours January 15, 2018; 00:01 hours February 1 to 23:59 hours February 15, 2018; and 00:01 hours March 1 to 23:59 hours March 15, 2018. All prawns carrying eggs should be released. All other coastal areas remain open to the harvest of prawns and shrimp by trap, ring net, or spear while diving until further notice, except the following protected areas which are closed year round: Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound Glass Sponge reef areas; Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area; Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area; Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and Area of Interest (AOI); Whytecliffe Park; Porteau Cove; Point Atkinson; and Vancouver Harbour between Lions Gate Bridge and Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (also known as Second Narrows Bridge). Variation Order No. 2017-611. Variation Order No. 2017-455 is revoked. NOTES: Refer to the following website to Plan Ahead: seasonal prawn closures http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/shellfish-coquillages-eng.html The daily bag, possession and trap limits continue to be in effect coast-wide. Refer to the B.C. Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide for further information http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html These actions are in accordance with the Recreational Harvest Plan, Appendix 2 of the 2017/18 Prawn and Shrimp by Trap Integrated Fisheries Management Plan. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Laurie Convey 250-756-7233 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike Kattilakoski 250-756-7315 email@example.com David Fogtmann 250-339-3799 firstname.lastname@example.org Anna Magera 604-916-6743 email@example.com Brad Beaith 250-756-7190 firstname.lastname@example.org
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