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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0794-Salmon: Seine - Area A - Area 2E - Chum - Opening

Area 2 East
Seines open 5 hrs 13:00 to 18:00 Mon Oct 20 in Subareas 2-3 and 2-4 east of a
line from the eastern tip of Oliver Island to a boundary sign on the opposite
shore and north of a line from the eastern tip of Oliver Island to a boundary
sign just east of Beattie Anchorage. Min bunt mesh 70 mm. V.O.# 2008-QCISAL-06.

The Mathers Creek triangle boundary will be in effect.

The target species is chum, incidentally caught sockeye, coho, pink and chinook
may be retained. Steelhead may not be retained. Brailing of catch will not be
mandatory. If monitoring indicates an abundance of salmon other than chum, this
will result in boundary changes and/or establishment of mandatory brailing and
sorting during the fishery.


Vessel operators are reminded to display proper navigation lights and have them
turned on from sunset to sunrise. Failure to display proper navigation lights
is a contravention of the Collision Regulations.

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.

The 24 hour toll-free phone-in line for North Coast fisheries information is
Queen Charlotte manager – Victor Fradette, 250-559-4467

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0794
Sent October 20, 2008 at 14:12
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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