COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net
Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Subject: FN0483-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net - Area D - Opening for Sockeye in Area 23 - Barkley Sound and lower Alberni Inlet
Area 23 Gill nets open 8 hours, 06:00 hours to 14:00 hours with possible
extension, Tuesday, June 21, 2011 in Subarea 23-5 and portions of Subareas 23-
2, 23-3, 23-4 and 23-6. Numukamis Bay, San Mateo Bay, Effingham Inlet, Rainy
Bay and Uchucklesit Inlet are closed. That portion of Subarea 23-2 between
Pocahontas Point and a line bounded by Bilton Point Light and a point 90
degrees true, due east on the opposite shore is open. Min. mesh 100 mm., max.
depth 90 meshes, max. hang ratio 3:1, corkline to web distance min. 0 cm, max.
2 m. Coho and steelhead may not be retained. Conventional multi-strand web or
six-strand Alaska-twist web, or a combination of the two may be used. Variation
Order No. 11-Sal-23-GN-02.
The preseason forecast for Somass sockeye is 600,000. A run-size re-forecast
will be provided after July 1.
The seine test-fishing vessel Argent 1 commenced operations June 13. Test-set
information is available on the internet at: http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-
Fishers are advised that a mandatory harvest log and catch reporting program is
in place. Start and end
Fishing Reportsare required. A fishing report is
required for all fishing activity even if no fish are caught. Please refer to
Area D Conditions of Licence for updated information.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada is interested in reports of sea turtles in BC
waters. By documenting sightings we are able to learn more about how, when, and
where these turtles are using our waters. If you see a sea turtle, please call
this toll-free phone number: 1-866-I SAW ONE (1-866-472-9663). Please include
information such as the type of sea turtle seen (i.e. leatherback), the
location, and time of sighting.
Environment Canada (EC) is monitoring seabird by-catch to determine potential
impact on bird populations under current fishing effort and bird numbers.
Fishers are requested to submit all dead birds entangled in nets to EC for
species confirmation and DNA analysis to determine the colony of origin.
Please call your local charter patrol to organize pick-up, drop carcasses off
at a local DFO office, or contact EC directly by calling the EC Reporting Line
1-866-431-2473 (BIRD). Label birds with date, time, location and vessel name
(Skipper name isn’t needed). Handle birds with gloves, double bag dead birds,
store on ice. Questions: contact Laurie Wilson (email@example.com, 604-862-
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Paul Preston, Resource Manager, Port Alberni (250) 720 4452
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0483
Sent June 16, 2011 at 16:28
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Rick, the link to the test set info is broken
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