Service Maintenance

There will be service interruptions on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 7:00AM until 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Notice Posted: Tuesday April 16, 2019


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
Subject:
FN0311-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)- Rockfish and Lingcod: Coast-wide Management Measures - Daily Limits and Close Times - In effect starting April 1, 2019 (Outside Waters) and May 1, 2019 (Inside Waters)


Effective April 1, 2019 and May 1, 2019, the following recreational daily 
limits and close times apply to Rockfish and Lingcod in North and South Coast 
waters as described. These management measures are required to reduce fishing 
impacts on rockfish in general and identified species of rockfish.

Possession Limits are twice the Daily Limits for Rockfish and Lingcod as 
described below.

OUTSIDE WATERS:

North Coast - Areas 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142 - AND - South Coast (Outside 
waters) - Areas 11, 21 to 27, 111, 123 to 127, Subareas 12-14 and 20-1 to 20-4, 
and Area 121 (excluding that portion outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward 
of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.00' north latitude and 125 degrees 
17.386' west longitude and continues southeasterly at a bearing of 116 degrees 
True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327' north latitude and 125 degrees 01.687' 
west longitude).

---Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - three (3), only one (1) of
---which may be a Quillback rockfish, a Tiger rockfish, or a China rockfish. 
---Zero (0) retention for Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish 
---Daily limits: Lingcod - two (2).
---Open time: April 1 to November 15
---Close time: November 16 to March 31

INSIDE WATERS:

South Coast (Inside waters) - Areas 13 to 19 and Subareas 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 
to 12-48, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5
---Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - one (1)
---Zero (0) retention for Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish 
---Daily Limits: Lingcod - one (1)
---Open time: May 1 to September 30
---Close time: October 1 to April 30
Area 28 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-4 and 29-6 to 29-17 are closed for Rockfish and 
Lingcod April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 (year round).

Variation Orders 2019-RCT-201 (Close Time) and 2019-RFQ-202 (Quota)


Notes: 

Licensing - the 2019/2020 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licences and Conditions of 
Licence, are in effect starting 00:01 hours April 1, 2019.

Rockfish Conservations Areas (RCA's) remain in effect - refer to the 
following website for descriptions:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/restricted-restreint/rca-acs-eng.htm.

Please review the BC Sport Fishing Guide online at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html, for any other 
restrictions that apply to the Area that you are fishing in, such as finfish 
closures, size limits, annual limits, and permitted gear.

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:

Contacts: Brad Beaith (South Coast) - (250)756-7190, Darren Chow (North Coast) -
 (250) 627-3441, Jason Knight (250) 850-9370.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0311
Sent March 29, 2019 at 1707