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Notice Posted: Tuesday April 16, 2019


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0900-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Portions of Area 13 and 14 - Strait of Georgia - Chinook Management Measures - Amendment to FN0894


This fishery notice amends FN0894 to correct the coordinates provided for the 
location of the Deep Bay light. The full corrected fishery notice follows.

DFO hatchery staff are expecting healthy returns of Chinook salmon to the 
Campbell/Quinsam River, and Qualicum Rivers in 2018. As a result, an increased 
daily retention limit from 1 to 2 for terminal Chinook will be permitted to 
target these enhanced Chinook returns starting September 1, 2018 in the areas 
listed below. This increase will be limited to times and areas where any 
potential impacts to Fraser Chinook stocks are expected to be minimal.  These 
management measures are described in the 2018/2019 Southern BC Salmon IFMP.

Effective September 1, 2018 until September 30, 2018 the daily limit of Chinook 
is 2 per day in the following areas:

Subareas 13-3 and 13-5, those waters of Discovery Passage and the Campbell 
River inside of a line starting at the fishing boundary sign at Orange Point 
located at 50 degrees 04.392'N by 125 degrees 16.608'W, then northeasterly to a 
point in the middle of the channel located at 50 degrees 04.392'N by 125 
degrees 15.510'W, then southeasterly to a point located at 50 degrees 00.507'N 
by 125 degrees 12.859'W, then southwesterly to the fishing boundary sign on the 
southern end of Hidden Harbour breakwater located at 50 degrees 00.504'N by 125 
degrees 13.945'W. 

Those portions of Subareas 14-4 and 14-5 inside a line drawn from the light at 
Deep Bay located at 49 degrees 27.955'N by 124 degrees 44.115'W to the French 
Creek Breakwater light located at 49 degrees 21.097'N by 124 degrees 21.278'W

The daily limit of Chinook salmon returns to 2 per day on October 1, 2018 in 
those Areas previously reduced to 1 per day and specified in Fishery Notice 
FN0428. 

Please note that terminal Chinook opportunities for Puntledge River Chinook 
were previously announced in Fishery Notice FN0825.   

Variation Orders: 2018-RFQ-453


Please be aware that Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) are also in effect in 
many of these areas. Fishers are responsible for knowing the restrictions that 
are in place in the areas that they are fishing. Descriptions of the RCAs can 
be found on the recreational fisheries website at the address below.

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.htm


Notes:

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.  

Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked Sockeye.  These fish are 
hatchery raised Sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the 
numbers of Cultus Lake Sockeye.

The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the 
adipose fin.

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped Chinook and 
Coho salmon.  Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for 
coast-wide stock assessment.  Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program 
toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all 
finfishing.  Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing 
information, can be found on the Internet at:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/rca-acs/index-eng.html

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.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-866-431-FISH (3474).


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
 
Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0900
Sent August 29, 2018 at 1558