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.
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