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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0574-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll - Area F - Extension of Chinook ITQ Demonstration Fishery

Analysis of WCVI chinook taken to-date in the Area F troll fishery indicates a
low presence of these fish in the overall catch. Therefore, the scheduled
closure in August will be delayed until further notice.

The Salmon Licence Area F Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ) Demonstration
Chinook Troll Fishery will remain open from 00:01 hours, Tuesday, August 3rd
until further notice in the following areas:

Subareas 1-1, 101-1, 101-2, 101-4, 101-5, 101-8 to 101-10.

Those portions of Subareas 1-2, 1-3 and 1-7 outside and seaward 1 nautical mile
from the Graham Island and Langara Island shorelines (defined at the mean high
water mark).

That portion of Subarea 1-5 outside and seaward 1 nautical mile from the Graham
Island shoreline thence to it’s intersection with a line running true North
from Skonun Point (defined at the mean high water mark) and that portion of
Subarea 1-5 east of a line running true North from Skonun Point.

Those portions of Subareas 101-3, 101-6 and 101-7 outside and seaward 1
nautical mile from the Graham Island and Langara Island shorelines (defined at
the mean high water mark.

Subareas 2-88, 2-89, 2-92, 2-97 and 2-98.

That portion of Subarea 142-2 north of 53 degrees 30 minutes North
latitude.

The Frederick Island Rockfish Conservation Area remains closed to hook and line
fisheries (see below for description).

Those portions of Subareas 1-1, 101-1 and 142-2 that lies outside a line that:
begins at 53 deg 56.246 min N and 133 deg 17.500 min W then true East to 53 deg
56. 246 min N and 133 deg 11.862 min W (Hope Point) then to 53 deg 57.144 min N
and 133 deg 07.938 min W (Graham Island) then southerly following the shoreline
of Graham Island to the intersection with 53 deg 47.0 min north latitude, then
to 53 deg 47.000 min N and 133 deg 10.00 min W thence to the beginning point.

Fishery Officers will be increasing at-sea and plant inspections this year,
with a particular emphasis on ensuring compliance with licence conditions. Of
particular concern is compliance with phone in catch requirements as accurate
data reporting is integral in managing the fishery.

Please note the Chinook sampling requirements outlined below.

ITQ Fishery

Your Area F licence, Conditions of Licence and any reallocation amendments
(quota transfers) to the Conditions of Licence must be on-board during the
fishery.

Reallocation (quota transfer) amendments are available for pick up at the Queen
Charlotte and Prince Rupert DFO offices. If you require a reallocation
amendment to be sent to you, please call Dave Rekdal at 250-627-3476 with your
name, vessel name, VRN and address or fax number you wish the documents sent to.

Reallocation forms may be dropped off at the Prince Rupert DFO office or faxed
to 250-627-3427. They will take up to 1 business day to complete.

Vessels participating in the ITQ fishery must ‘hail-in and out’ to JO Thomas &
Associates at the toll free number 1-888-624-2646 between 6am to 6pm.

All Area F troll vessel operators must have purchased a 2010 log book and are
also required to phone Archipelago Marine Research at (888)-387-0007 to
announce their intention to fish.

Packers are not permitted to accept Chinook from the ITQ fishery.

Retention of pink salmon is permitted. Retention of sockeye, chum and steelhead
is not permitted.

VO#:2010-NCTR-05 will be in effect at 00:01 hours, August 3rd, 2010 until
further notice.

Note:
1. The 24-hour number for updated troll announcements for the 2010 salmon
season is 1-866-431-3474.

2. Certain troll vessel operators that are freezing their catch at sea must
retain all heads from chinook and coho caught and retained. As an alternative
to retaining the whole head, fishers can opt to retain only the “snouts”. Refer
to Section 2 in the Conditions of 2010/2011 Salmon Area F Licence regarding the
head recovery program. Vessels that are required to participate in the head
recovery program are specified in Fishery Notice FN0370, published May 26,
2010.

3. Barbless hooks and operating revival tanks are requirements in this fishery.

4. Area F vessels are required to phone (888)-387-0007 to provide the following
information:

a) Vessel Name;
b) Vessel registration number;
c) Intended fishing start date;
d) Areas and Subareas to be fished;
e) Contact phone number;
f) Name of Vessel Master

5. All vessels wishing to participate in the Lingcod fishery are reminded of
the new electronic monitoring requirements. Those wishing to retain lingcod
while salmon trolling must hail out and have their fish validated through the
established dockside monitoring program with Archipelago Marine Research(AMR).
In addition the vessel must hold or acquire sufficient quota. Vessels wishing
to retain and land over 500 lbs. of lingcod per landing must meet the new
electronic monitoring requirements.

6. Area F trollers who have lingcod quota are advised that arrangements have
been made between the Chinook ITQ(JOT) and the groundfish(AMR) service
providers which will simplify dockside requirements and help reduce costs. The
dockside monitor for Chinook validation will also validate lingcod by-catch
less than 500 lbs. Please note that these arrangements only apply during
Chinook offloads, all other offloads of lingcod will be subject to normal
groundfish offloading requirements. In addition Area F trollers offloading
lingcod must follow normal groundfish hail in/hail out requirements. Fishers
requiring further information may call DFO at 250-559-4467 or 250-627-3476.

7. An observer or catch validator must verify the number of Chinook salmon on-
board caught under their Area F licence prior to starting and resuming fishing
under their Area F licence.

8. An observer or catch validator must verify the number of Chinook salmon on-
board caught under another licence prior to starting or resuming fishing under
their Area F licence.

9. An observer or catch validator must verify the number of Chinook salmon on-
board caught under their Area F licence within fiver (5) days of a Chinook
salmon closure.

10. Fishers are reminded that a mandatory logbook and phone-in program is in
place. Note that a phone report is required for all fishing activity even if no
fish are caught. Failure to report zero catches may result in over estimation
of the total catch. Refer to your Conditions of Licence for more information.

11. 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.

12. Fishers are requested to retain all dead birds and to release live and
unharmed birds by placing them in the water. Please check all birds for metal
bird bands (rings) on the leg. If a bird is banded please contact Laurie
Wilson with the band number and capture date and location at 1-866-431-2473
(BIRD) or by the email below. Handle birds with gloves, double bag dead birds
and label each bird with date, time, and location and store them on ice.
Please call your local charter patrol to organize pick-up or drop them off at a
local DFO office. Alternatively, please send photographs of birds with a
reference object such as a coin, and the date, time and location to
[email protected]. Your names and vessel names do not need to be
identified or included.

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0574
Sent July 29, 2010 at 15:28
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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