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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0470-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 13 - Discovery Passage Bait and Hook Restriction with Co-ordinates

Pursuant to Variation Order #2010-261 the existing bait and hook restriction in
the Campbell River area is re-described using coordinates for the clear
definition of the restricted area.

From July 15 to Sept 30:
In Subareas 13-3 and 13-5, those waters of Discovery Passage and the Campbell
River inside a line true east of the fishing boundary sign at Orange Point at
50 04.391 N by 125 16.611 W to the middle of the channel at 50 04.387 N by 125
15.626 W then southeasterly down the middle of the channel to the intersection
of a line at 50 00.507 N by 125 12.859 W running from a boundary sign on the
southern end of Hidden Harbour breakwater at 50 00.504 N by 125 13.945 W, then
true east to Quadra Island: only a single-pointed hook may be used. The use of
natural bait is prohibited. No person shall angle with a fishing line or
downrigger line to which is attached a) a weight that is greater than 168
grams/6 ounces; or b) an attracting device that is not affixed directly to the
hook [Licence Condition].

V.O 2010-295

Notes:

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.

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

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 (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all
fin fishing. Descriptions of these closures, 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 (800) 465-4336.

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

If you wish to obtain a recreational log book please call Lisa at 778-859-0505.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Kent Spencer, Resource Manager 250-286-5885

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0470
Sent June 25, 2010 at 13:12
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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