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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0586-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net - Area D - Area 23 - Alberni Inlet Sockeye - Opening

Area 23 - Alberni Inlet
Area D gill nets open 18:00 hours to 06:00 hours daily from Wednesday, August
4, closing at 06:00 hours Friday, August 6 as follows:

Area D gill nets open 18:00 hours Wednesday, August 4 ending 06:00 hours
Thursday August 5 in that portion of Subarea 23-1 bounded in the north by a
line from a boundary sign at the Argyle Quay clock tower in Port Alberni
harbour to a boundary sign on the opposite shore of Alberni Inlet (Variation
Order 10-SAL-23-GN-17).

Area D gill nets open 18:00 hours Thursday, August 5 ending 06:00 hours Friday
August 6 in that portion of Subarea 23-1 bounded in the north by a line from a
boundary sign at the Argyle Quay clock tower in Port Alberni harbour to a
boundary sign on the opposite shore of Alberni Inlet (Variation Order 10-SAL-23-
GN-18).

Maximum net depth is 90 meshes, minimum mesh size is 100 mm, maximum hang ratio
is 3:1, corkline to web distance minimum 0 cm, maximum 2.0 m. Alaska Twist and
or Multi-strand web may be used. The target species is sockeye; incidentally
caught coho may be retained. Chinook, pink, chum and steelhead may not be
retained.

Large recreational fleets are expected during daylight hours in Alberni Inlet.
Fishers are asked to minimize their wake when travelling.
The gill net fleet is also requested to mark their nets with 5 additional white
floats along the corkline to increase the visibility of nets to passing vessels.

Test set information is available on the internet at: http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-
mpo.gc.ca/xnet/content/salmon/testfish/default.htm
Fishers are reminded that a mandatory harvest log and catch reporting program
is in place. Refer to FN 0407 for more details. New for 2010 is the
requirement for start and end fishing reports, as agreed to at the Commercial
Salmon Advisory Board meeting. Note that a fishing report is required for all
fishing activity even if no fish are caught. Refer to your Area D Conditions
of Licence for more 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.

Fishers are requested to avoid fishing among birds and not to run the line if
birds are near the net. Fishers are requested to retain all dead birds which
are entangled 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.

The 24 hour toll-free phone-in line for fisheries notices is 1-866-431-3474.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact DFO Port Alberni
250 720 4440

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0586
Sent August 3, 2010 at 14:39
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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