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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0608-Area F Troll - Chinook ITQ Demonstration Fishery Closure

Recent DNA sampling covering the period from July 7 to 26 has seen an increase
in the WCVI DNA percentage to 5.2% from the previous prevalence of 1%.

All WCVI DNA test sample percentages have been weighted to the total chinook
catch to date and as a result, it is estimated that the WCVI total allowable
catch will be realized before the beginning of next week.

Accordingly, the Salmon Licence Area F Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ)
Demonstration Chinook Troll Fishery will close effective at 23:59 hours,
Sunday, August 8th in all areas that are currently open to chinook troll

Troll fishers are reminded that a catch validator must verify the number of
chinook salmon on-board caught under their Area F licence within five (5) days
of this closure, or by 23:59 hours Friday, August 14. A review will be
undertaken upon completion of the chinook ITQ landings to verify the actual
harvest of WCVI chinook. An update will be provided to Salmon Area F license
holders at the conclusion of this review.

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 to managing the fishery.

VO#:2010-NCTR-05 will be revoked effective at 23:59 hours, Sunday, August 8,

1. Troll vessels who wish to continue fishing for coho must unload all chinook
prior to participating in the coho fishery. During the chinook closure, chinook
are prohibited from being aboard any Area F vessel that is engaged in fishing.

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

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0608
Sent August 6, 2010 at 13:36
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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