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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0760-Salmon: Gill Net - Area D - Area 24 - Clayoquot Sound - Chum - Opening

A limited fleet Area D chum gill net fishery is scheduled in portions of
Clayoquot Sound on October 15 as described below.

Participation in the fishery is limited to 4 gill net vessels which have been
identified by the Area D Harvest Committee. The fishery is timed to avoid
impacts on WCVI Chinook stocks of concern and the fishery will be monitored on
the grounds. The fishery will be suspended if Chinook are observed in the catch.

Area D gill nets will open for 10.5 hours from 08:00 hours to 18:30 hours
Wednesday October 15 in the following portion of Sub-area 24-2:

that portion of Sydney inlet bounded in the north by a line commencing at a
point on the western shoreline located at 49°4.097’N latitude, 126° 15.621’W
longitude thence due east to a point on the opposite shore of Sydney Inlet
located at 49° 24.297’ N latitude, 126° 13.61’ W longitude then following the
Vancouver Island shoreline east to a point at 49° 24.099’ N latitude, 126°
12.255’ W longitude continuing due south to a point on the opposite shore of
Shelter Inlet at 49° 23.403’ N latitude, 126° 12.261’ W longitude and bounded
in the south by a line commencing at the most southerly point of Openit
Peninsula to a boundary sign on Flores Island located at 49° 19.99’N latitude,
126°14.42’W longitude, and

the following portions of Sub-area 24-4 and 24-6:

Bounded in the south west with a boundary line from Kutcous Pt on Flores Island
to the most northerly point of Vargas Island then continuing east along the
Vargas Island shoreline to a boundary sign located at 49° 12.522’ N, 125°
57.387’ W then to the navigation light at the most southerly point of Morfee
Island then continuing northwest along the Morfee Island shoreline to a
boundary located at 49° 13.379’ N, 125° 57.720’ W, then to a boundary sign on
the Vancouver Island shore line located at 49° 13.615’ N, 125° 58.379’ W, then
continuing northwest along the Vancouver Island shoreline to Clifford Pt., then
to Bawden Pt, then true north to a point on the Vancouver Island shoreline
located at 49° 19.176’ N latitude, 126° 00.972’ W longitude then continuing
north west along the Vancouver Island shore to a point located at 49° 19.372’ N
latitude, 126° 01.581’ W longitude then to a point on McKay Island at 49°
18.928 N latitude, 126° 02.480 W longitude then following the McKay Island
shoreline to the navigation light located at 49° 18.646’ N latitude, 126°
03.515’ W longitude then due west across Miller Channel to a point on Flores
Island located at 49° 18.644’ N latitude, 126° 04.894’ W longitude.

The target stock is chum. Sockeye, coho, pink, chinook and
steelhead may not be retained. Minimum mesh 149 mm (5-7/8 inches). Maximum
depth 60 meshes. Maximum hang ratio 3:1, cork-line to web distance minimum 0
cm, maximum 2 m. Alaska twist, multi-strand or a combination of the two web-
types may be used.

Variation Order No. 2008-SAL-24-GN-02

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
total catch. See your 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) 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.

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 Doug Bertram with the band number and capture
date and location at 1 250-363-6735 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.

Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0760
Sent October 10, 2008 at 09:56
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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