Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll
RECREATIONAL - General Information
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0735-Salmon Fishing Closures for Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery - Effective August 1 until October 31, 2019


This notice provides information on planned fisheries management measures for 
the recovery of Southern Resident Killer Whales that will be in place from 
00:01 hours August 1 until 23:59 hours October 31, 2019. 

Juan de Fuca: Portions of Area 20:
Subareas 20-3 and 20-4 are no fishing for salmon including Recreational and 
Commercial fisheries effective August 1 until October 31, 2019. 

In addition, all fishing is prohibited (with some exceptions) from June 1 until 
October 31, 2019 in the Interim Sanctuary Zone located in portions of Subareas 
121-1 and 121-2 - More information on this area can be found in Fisheries 
Notice FN0507. 

In addition, a voluntary fishery avoidance zone (i.e. no fishing within 1,000 
metres / 1 KM of Killer Whales) is in effect from May to October 31, 2019 in 
subareas both outside of these salmon fishery closures (subarea 121-1 and 
portions of Subareas 121-2, 20-1, and 20-5), as well as overlaid on northern 
portions of the salmon fishery closure in subareas 20-3 and 20-4.

Gulf Island (Pender Islands): Portions of Area 18:
Subarea 18-9 and those portions of Subareas 18-2 and 18-4 inside a line drawn 
from a point located along Wallace Point on North Pender Island at 48°44.173' 
north latitude and 123°13.956' west longitude southwesterly across Swanson 
Channel to a point located northern extremity of Parkin Point on Moresby Island 
located at 48°43.885' north latitude and 123°18.666' west longitude, thence 
northwesterly to the northeastern extremity of Beaver point on Saltspring 
Island at 48°46.518' north latitude and 123°21.997' west longitude, thence 
northeasterly to a point along the eastern shoreline of Prevost Island at 48°
49.258' north latitude and 123°21.265' west longitude, thence northerly and 
westerly along the shoreline to a point north of Portlock Point located at 48°
49.944' north latitude and 123°21.468' west longitude, thence northerly across 
Trincomali Channel to Collinson Point on Galiano Island at 48°51.583' north 
latitude and 123°21.128' west longitude, thence across Active Pass to Helen 
Point on Mayne Island at 48°51.449' north latitude and 123°20.719' west 
longitude, thence southerly along the shoreline to the western extremity of 
Dinner Point at 48°49.983' north latitude and 123°19.663' west longitude, 
thence southerly across to Stanley Point on North Pender Island located at 48°
49.199' north latitude and 123°19.544' west longitude, and thence southerly and 
easterly along the shoreline of North Pender Island back to the point of 
commencement.  In addition, all fishing is prohibited (with some exceptions)
from June 1 until October 31, 2019 in the Interim Sanctuary Zone located in a 
portion of Subarea 18-4 - More information on this area can be found in 
Fisheries Notice FN0507.

In addition, a voluntary fishery avoidance zone (i.e. no fishing within 1,000 
metres / 1 KM of Killer Whales) is in effect from May to October 31, 2019 for 
Subareas: 18-2, 18-4, 18-5, and 18-9; portions of which overlap with these 
salmon fishery closures located in Subareas 18-2, 18-4 and 18-9. 

Gulf Islands (Saturna Island): Portions of Subareas 18-4 and 18-5:
Portions of Subareas 18-4 and 18-5 are no fishing for salmon including 
Recreational and Commercial fisheries effective August 1, until October 31, 
2019. Full coordinates can be found below:
The portions of Subareas 18-4 and 18-5 inside a line drawn from Murder Point on 
Saturna Island located at 48°45.811' north latitude and 123°09.318' west 
longitude easterly and northerly along the shoreline to a point south of East 
Point at 48°46.867' north latitude and 123°02.915' west longitude, then 
southwesterly to a point in water at 48°46.634' north latitude and 123°03.117' 
west longitude, then southwesterly to a point in water intersecting with the 
international boundary with the United of America at 48°44.866' north latitude 
and 123°04.638' west longitude, then southwesterly along the international 
boundary with the United States of America to a point in water located at 48°
42.928' north latitude and 123°11.505' west longitude, then north easterly in a 
straight line back to the point of commencement.

In addition, all fishing is prohibited (with some exceptions) from June 1 until 
October 31, 2019 in the Interim Sanctuary Zone located in portions of Subarea 
18-5 and 18-11 - More information on this area can be found in Fisheries Notice 
FN0507.

In addition, a voluntary fishery avoidance zone (i.e. no fishing within 1,000 
metres / 1 KM of Killer Whales) is in effect from May to October 31, 2019 for 
Subareas: 18-2, 18-4, 18-5, and 18-9; portions of which overlap with these 
salmon fishery closures located in portions of subarea 18-4 and 18-5. 

Variation Order: 2019-RCT-0405


General Southern Resident Killer Whale management recovery measures: 
The above noted fishery closures, Interim Sanctuary Zone fishery closures, and 
voluntary fishery avoidance zones are part of a broad suite of voluntary and 
mandatory management recovery measures designed to support prey availability 
and recovery for Southern Resident Killer Whales. More information on the 
announcement of management recovery measures for 2019 can be found at the 
following link:
https://www.canada.ca/en/fisheries-oceans/news/2019/05/government-of-canada-
outlines-its-2019-plan-for-protecting-southern-resident-killer-whales.html

For further detailed information on the Southern Resident Killer Whale 
mandatory and voluntary management measures please see Fisheries Notice FN0507. 
This includes information on the voluntary fishery avoidance zone (i.e. no 
fishing within 1,000 metres / 1 KM of Killer Whales) in effect from May to 
October 31, 2019 located at the mouth of the Fraser River in subareas 29-7, 29-
9 and portions of subareas 29-3 and 29-6.

A map of the salmon fishery closures, Interim Sanctuary Zones, and "enhanced 
management areas" (where the voluntary fishery avoidance zone is in effect) can 
be found at the following link:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/srkw-ers/index-eng.html 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Marine Mammal Team 
DFO.SRKW-ERS.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0735
Sent August 1, 2019 at 1100