Fishery Notice

FN0819-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Pink - Area 17 - Nanaimo Harbour and Departure Bay - Angling Opportunities - Effective Immediately

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 30, 2018, the daily limit for 
pink salmon is four (4) per day with zero (0) retention for other species of 
salmon in the following areas:

That portion of Departure Bay westerly of a line running from the following 
coordinates 49 degrees 12.600'N,  123 degrees 57.350'W near the Pacific 
Biological Station to the light on Brandon Island 49 degrees 12.427'N and 123 
degrees 57.571'W to the most westerly BC Ferry dock located at approximately 49 
degrees 11.672'N and 123 degrees 57.372'W.

(Note: The area open for Pink Salmon retention reverts to a fin-fish closure 
from October 1 to October 25).

That portion of Nanaimo Harbour shoreward of a line from the end of the most 
southerly dock located at the Nanaimo Yacht Club (49 degrees 10.614'N and 123 
degrees 56.336'W) to the Pedestrian Fishing Pier (Crab Dock) located at Swy-a-
lana Lagoon (49 10.264'N and 123 56.051'W).

Regulations for this area are for a single barbless hook (hook having a single 
point) with a 15 mm or less hook to shank measurement.  
Anglers are further reminded of the following:

- This opening is for pink salmon ONLY, and it is important that fishers follow 
the rules for this fishery to avoid interception of chinook salmon.  If there 
is interception or the rules are not followed this fishery will be closed on 
short notice.

- Reminder of fishing ethics that intentionally (wilfully) foul- hooking fish 
or attempting to foul hook fish is illegal and that non-compliance may result 
in closure. (Foul hook' is defined as: hooking a fish in any part of its body 
other than the mouth).

Rockfish Conservation Areas are currently in effect in many areas of the South 
Coast.  Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing 
information, can be found on the Internet at:

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call 
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line 
at 1-800-465-4336.

Variation Orders: 2018-RCT-0421 and 2018-RFQ-375

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0819
Sent August 20, 2018 at 1444