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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0391-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Strait of Georgia Chinook Conservation Measures and Local Chinook Non-Retention Areas

The following is a description of conservation measures which are implemented
annually to protect Georgia Strait chinook. Also listed are those areas that
have chinook non retention areas to protect local stocks.

More information regarding salmon fishing opportunities for all areas is
available online at the address below:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/tidal-maree/index-eng.htm

Area 13 Fin Fish Closure

Effective July 15 to August 31 the following waters will be closed to fishing
for all finfish:

In those waters inside a line from the float at Yaculta Indian Village on
Quadra Island true west one nautical mile, thence southeast 1600 true to the
intersection with a line drawn from the fishing boundary sign on Willow Point
to the Wilby Shoal light buoy, thence to the Cape Mudge light on Quadra Island.

Areas 12,13, 14, 15, 17, 18 Chinook Salmon Non-retention Closure

Area 12

Effective August 1 to October 31 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in
the following waters:

Subarea 12-19 [Broughton Strait southerly of a line from Ledge Point to the
light on the southern end of Haddington Is, then to the light on Yellow Bluff
on Cormorant Is, then following the southerly shoreline to a marker on Gordon
Bluff, then to Lewis Point on Vancouver Is].

Area 13

Effective June 1 to September 30 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in
the following waters:

Sub Area 13-22 commonly known and described as those waters of Bute Inlet lying
Northerly inside of a line running from a marker at Alpha Bluff to a marker on
the opposite shore to the RCA boundary at the head of Bute Inlet.

Area 14

Effective January 1 to December 31 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in
the following waters:

Subareas 14-14. [Comox Harbour].

Effective May 1 to August 31 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in the
following waters:

Subarea 14-11. [Baynes Sound inside a line from the Cape Lazo Light, then to
the P-54 Bell Buoy on Comox Bar, then to Longbeak Point, then to the mouth of
Hart Washer) Creek].

Effective June 1 to June 30 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in the
following waters:

Those waters of Subarea 14-3, inside a line from 49 46.74'N and 124 59.06'W
near the boat launch at Kitty Coleman Provincial Park, thence north-easterly to
49 47.35'N and 124 57.68'W, thence southerly to 49 45.14'N and 124 54.32'W,
thence southwest to the navigation light at the Little River Ferry Dock.

Those waters of Sentry Shoals within a 1.50Nm radius of the Sentry Shoal Marker
Buoy.

Effective June 15 to August 15 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in the
following waters:

Those waters of Lambert channel bounded from a marker off Nile Creek, north
along Vancouver shoreline to Mapleguard Point, thence along the Harbour limit
boundary to southern point of Chrome Island, then to southern tip of Denman
Island, thence north along shore to Whalebone Point, thence to Shingle Spit on
Hornby Island, thence along the shore to Norman Point, thence south from Norman
Point 2.4 Nm to a position (49 28.25'N and 124 36.54'W), and back to Nile Creek
marker.

Area 15

Effective January 1 to September 30 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in
the following waters:

That portion of Subarea 15-6 [Toba Inlet] easterly of a line from a boundary
sign at Snout Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shore.

Effective June 15 to August 15 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in the
following waters:

Those waters of Algerine and Shearwater Passages in Subarea 15-2 bounded by a
line from the southern most point of Harwood Island southerly to the
navigational light on Rebecca Rocks hence northwest to the easternmost point of
Vivian Island then northerly to the navigational marker at Mystery Reef thence
east to the navigational marker on Atrevida Reef then southerly to the northern
most point of Harwood Island then thence along the western shore of Harwood
Island back to the point of commencement at the southernmost point of Harwood
Island.

Area 17

Effective August 1 to October 15 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in
the following waters:

In Subarea 17-4, except for those waters southeasterly of a line from Shingle
Point to Pilkey Point and Subareas 17-5 to 17-7, 17-9, 17-13 to 17-17,
[Northumberland Channel, Pylades Channel, Stuart Channel], thence a portion of
Subarea 17-12 inside a line from Tinson Point to Snake Island Light (RCA
Boundary) to the southern Five Finger Island group to the RCA boundary starting
Horswell Channel Buoy (49 12.93N, 123 56.03W) to north of Horswell Bluff (49
12.93N, 123 56.47W).

In Subareas 17-18 to 17-20 and a portion of Subarea 17-12 in those waters
inside a line from Icarus Point on Vancouver Island true north 2 nm, thence
northwesterly to the Navy buoy in Ballenas Channel, thence to Nankivell Point
at the entrance to Schooner Cove on Vancouver Island.

Area 18

Effective August 1 to October 15 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in
the following waters:

In Subareas 18-6, 18-8 and 18-10 (Fulford Harbour, Satellite Channel, Shute
Passage, Sansum Narrows).

That portion of Subarea 18-7 that lies northerly of a line from a square white
boundary sign on Vancouver Island, near 48°46.179'N and 123°34.654'W, to a
square white boundary sign on Saltspring Island SE of Burial Islet, near 48°
45.992'N and 123°33.777'W, and southerly of a line from a square white boundary
sign on Saltspring Island approximately 1.5 nautical miles ESE of Musgrave
Point, near 48°43.982'N and 123°31.418'W, to a square white boundary sign on
Vancouver Island approximately 0.5 nautical miles NW of Cherry Point, near 48°
43.197'N and 123°33.708'W.

Area 19

Effective August 1 to October 15 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in
the following waters

In Subareas 19-7 to 19-10 (Saanich Inlet).

Area 20

Effective July 15 to October 25 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in the
following waters:

Those waters of Subareas 20-1 and 20-2 inside or northerly of a line from Owen
Point to the Port San Juan Light and Whistle Buoy then to Woods Nose.

Effective August 1 to October 15 there is non-retention of chinook salmon in
the following waters:

Subareas 20-6 and 20-7 [Sooke Inlet, Sooke Harbour and Sooke Basin, northerly
of a line from Muir Point to Possession Point].

V.O.# 2010-255

Notes:

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the voluntary Salmon Sport Head
Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped
Chinook and Coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical
information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head
Recovery Program at 1-866-483-9994 for further information.

The term hatchery marked means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the
adipose fin.

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal
waters of British Columbia. This includes all species of fish in the Fraser
River.


Rockfish Conservation Areas are closed to all fin fishing. Descriptions of
these closures, and other recreational fishing information, can be found on the
internet at:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.htm

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.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada Office.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0391
Sent June 1, 2010 at 14:36
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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