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