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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0600-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 17 - Nanaimo Harbour - Pink Salmon opportunities - Amendment to FN0599

Amendment to FN0599: Correction to date from "September 30, 2009"
to "September 30, 2010".

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 30, 2010, the daily limit for
pink salmon is four (4) per day with zero (0) retention for other species of
salmon in the following area:

- That portion of Nanaimo Harbour shoreward of a line from the end of the most
southerly dock located at the Nanaimo Yacht Club (49°10.614’N 123°56.336’W) to
the Pedestrian Fishing Pier (Crab Dock) located at Swy-a-lana Lagoon (49
10.264N 123 56.051W).

Regulations for this area are for a single artificial fly with a single
barbless hook (hook having a single point) with a 15mm or less hook to shank
measurement. (Artificial fly is a hook dressed in fur, feathers, textile,
wire or any combination of those material).

Anglers are strongly encouraged to use circle hooks.


Notes:
Anglers are further reminded of the following:
- This opening is for pink salmon ONLY, and it is important that fishers follow
the rules for this fishery to avoid interception of Chinook salmon. If there
is interception or the rules are not followed this fishery will be closed on
short notice.
- For other opportunities in the area, please refer to the 2010 Area 17 Chinook
and Coho opportunities notice, contact the Nanaimo DFO Office (250)754-0230 or
check online www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish;
- There is an aggregate of 4 salmon/day in place.
- Reminder of fishing ethics that intentionally (wilfully) foul-hooking fish
or attempting to foul hook fish is illegal and that non compliance may result
in closure. ('Foul hook' is defined as: hooking a fish in any part of its body
other than the mouth).

VO# 2010-335

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0600
Sent August 5, 2010 at 09:33
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 

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heard there are a few decent sized schools milling about Departure bay and for local Nanimo guys this may be worth looking into.
 
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