Fishery Notice

FN0824-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Pink - Area 17 - Nanaimo Harbour and Departure Bay -Pink Salmon Angling Opportunities

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 30, 2019, 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 17-13 in Departure Bay westerly of a line running from 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.

That portion of 17-14 in 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).

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

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 

- 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 (RCAs) are currently in effect and are closed to 
all fin-fishing. Descriptions of RCAs, other closures such as fin-fish closed 
areas and salmon non-retention areas, 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.

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

Variation Orders: 2019-RCT-0386 and 2019-RFQ-177

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0824
Sent August 22, 2019 at 1015