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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0763-Salmon: Gill Net - Area D - Area 25 - Nootka Sound - Chum - Opening

The Area D gill net fleet in Outer Nootka Sound harvested approximately 2785
chum salmon on October 7.

After a review of catch and escapement data with the Area D Harvest Committee,
it was decided there would be a one day opening on Oct. 14 with a possible 1
day extension in the area described below.

There will be a second day of fishing in both Esperanza Inlet and Outer Nootka
Sound on Oct 15 if the fleet size in the Outer Nootka gill net fishery remains
consistent with the fleet size from the Oct.07 opening. An announcement will be
made on the grounds Tuesday afternoon Oct. 14.

Gill Nets open 10.5 hours, 08:00 to 18:30 hours Tuesday, October 14 in
Subarea 25-7 and that portion of 25-6 southerly of a line from Boston Point on
Nootka Island through the southern tip of the Villaverde Islands to a boundary
sign on the west side of Bligh Island. The Marvinas stream boundary is in

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

Variation Order No. 2008-Sal-25-GN-06

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.

Paul Preston, (250) 720-4452

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0763
Sent October 10, 2008 at 10:47
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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