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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0465-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll - Area F - Area 101 - Opening

Salmon: Troll

DIXON ENTRANCE A-B LINE PINK FISHERY AND COHO BY-CATCH RETENTION AREAS

Effective at 00:01 hours Thursday July 1, 2010, 101-4, 101-5, 101-8, 101-9, and
that portion of 101-3 north of 54 degrees 24 minutes north latitude will open
to trolling for pink salmon and coho salmon until further notice.

VO#:2010-NCTR-02 will be in effect beginning at 00:01 hrs July 1, 2010.

This opens the northern half of Dixon Entrance, including the A-B Line strip,
to trolling for pink and coho salmon. Sockeye, chum and steelhead remain closed.

NOTICE TO ALL TROLL FISHERS:

The directed coho fishery is scheduled to open on Thursday, July 22, 2010. A
Fishery Notice will be provided at a later date specifying the details of this
opening.

Vessel operators are reminded to display proper navigation lights and have them
turned on from sunset to sunrise. Failure to display proper navigation lights
is a contravention of the Collision Regulations.

Fishers are reminded that a mandatory logbook and phone-in program is in place.
Phone 1-888-387-0007 within 24 hours of landing in port and/or off-loading to
report your catch. For the ITQ Chinook fishery, vessels are to follow their
Conditions of Licence in addition to the above.

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) or e-mail
[email protected]. 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. (A)
Fishers are requested to submit all dead birds caught on a hook to EC for
species confirmation and DNA analysis to determine the colony of origin. Please
call your local patrol vessel 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. 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.
(B) EC is seeking volunteers to help map overlap in bird activity with fishing
locations during the 2010 season. Vessels will be outfitted with battery-
powered SPOT GPS units. The skipper will activate their unit while at sea;
coordinates of the vessel will be transmitted to a data server every 10-
minutes. Data will be accessible to only the EC Project Coordinator and
Skipper. Resultant data will delineate high overlap areas. This will be related
to locations of radio-tagged Rhinoceros Auklets. In an emergency, SPOT units
can activate an SOS signal which is communicated to Search and Rescue.
Interested skippers should contact Laurie Wilson ([email protected], 604-
862-8817).

For further information respecting Salmon Area F Harvest Management, contact
Dave Rekdal, Resource Manager at 250-627-3476.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0465
Sent June 25, 2010 at 10:43
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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