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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0805-COMMERCIAL Salmon: - Seine Area A - Chum - Opening

Area 7

Seine – Area A

SN open 13 hours, 07:00 to 20:00, Monday Sept 13, in Subarea 7-17 north of a
line from a boundary sign located approximately 0.3 nautical miles south of
Archibald Point on Denny Island, westerly to a boundary sign on Campbell
Island, and south of a line from Storey Point navigational light, westerly to a
boundary sign on Campbell Island. McLoughlin Bay sanctuary boundary in effect.
Minimum bunt size 70 mm. Variation Order #. 2010-CCSAL-014.

Note: Because the coho in McLoughlin Bay are of hatchery origin, commercial
coho retention will be allowed in this fishery.

Enough chum are holding inside the creek mouth boundary to meet hatchery
requirements. What remains available for harvest is uncertain. No large body
of fish was identified in the fishing area. This fishery provides opportunity
for what ever surplus remains.

NOTICE TO ALL SEINE FISHERS:

The target species in this fishery is McLoughlin Bay Hatchery Chum. All seine
fisheries are being conducted with non-retention, non-possession of sockeye,
chinook, and steelhead. Fishers are required to release all sockeye, chinook
and steelhead to the water with the least possible harm. Ramping by seines will
be allowed. Operating revival boxes are also mandatory, and may be used to
revive fish prior to release.

When moving between areas with different non-retention and non-possession rules
a seine must offload prior to fishing in the area they are moving to.

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.

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 Laurie Wilson with the band number and capture
date and location at 1-866-431-2473 (BIRD) 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 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), e-mail
[email protected] or online reporting at www.wildwhales.org. Please include
information such as the type of sea turtle seen (i.e. leatherback), the
location, and time of sighting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dan Wagner, Resource Manager,
Central Coast
Phone: (250) 799-5345
Fax: (250) 799-5540



Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0805
Sent September 9, 2010 at 13:08
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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