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COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0676-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine - Area B - Area 12 - Fraser River Sockeye - Daily opening

Further to FN667, due to commercial seine fleet interference with test fishing
assessments in the test fishing zone in Subarea 12-3, the daily Area B fishing
time that will be permitted in Subarea 12-3 has been changed to 09:00 hours to
21:00 hours daily.

Area 12 (Upper Johnstone Strait)
Subarea 12-3 only:
Seine fishing permitted daily from 09:00 hours until 21:00 hours until and
including Friday August 20.

Variation Order No. 2010-CR-SN-014

Vessel masters are reminded that test fishing vessels will be operating during
the fishery in Areas 12 and 13. In Subarea 12-3, the daily start time for Area
B has been changed to 09:00 hours from 06:00 hours, additional measures may be
required if there are compliance issues. In-season test fishing assessment
information in the marine approach areas is critical in estimating abundances
of returning Fraser River sockeye stocks and identifying available harvest
levels. Commercial fisheries must be structured and scheduled to ensure that
test fishing assessment information is not compromised. In Areas and times when
commercial seine fishing is open, priority access is required for the seine
test boats in the area where there are designated test fishing locations. When
a seine test fishing vessel is arriving to a designated test fishing location
to make a set and while making the set, vessels must provide priority access to
this seine test vessel. Fishing at this location can occur once the seine test
vessel rings are up. For further details, refer to Appendix D of the Area B and
Area H Fraser Sockeye ITQ Fishery 2010 Guidelines provided in the Area B
license package. If there is poor compliance identified on the grounds
additional closures will be implemented within the test fishing area. For more
information please contact the on-grounds Charter Patrol or the DFO contact
listed below.


Matt Mortimer, Resource Manager (250)286-5814

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0676
Sent August 18, 2010 at 15:39
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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