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Fisheries Notice FN0651-Recreational-Salmon-Chinook Area 23 and Area 123

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0651-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Chinook – Southwest Vancouver Island – Areas 21 to 24 and 121 to 124 – West Coast Vancouver Island Chinook Management Measures

This notice has been edited to only include Area 23 (Barkley Sound) and Area 123 offshore waters

The following is a description of those Chinook management measures, which 
include finfish closures, salmon non-retention areas and Chinook non-retention 
areas for Area 23 (Barkley Sound), and associated offshore waters in Area 123
Area 23
The daily limit is two (2) Chinook, with a minimum size limit of 45cm (17.7inches):

Area 23
FINFISH CLOSURES: 

Effective June 30, 2019 until October 31, 2019 the following areas closed to 
fishing for all finfish:

Uchucklesit Inlet - that portion of Subarea 23-3 northwest of a line between 
boundary signs at Brooksby Point and Burrough Point

Effective August 1, 2019 until September 30, 2019 the following areas closed to 
fishing for all finfish:

Numukamis Bay - that portion of Subarea 23-4 inside a line from a boundary sign 
on the eastern shore near the entrance to Poett Nook harbour to San Jose Islets 
light then to a boundary sign on Vancouver Island 0.3 nm east of the southern 
tip of Congreve Island.

Rainy Bay - that portion of Subarea 23-4 northeast of a line between a boundary 
sign at Chup Point and a boundary sign on Seddall Island excluding the channel 
draining Fatty Basin.

San Mateo Bay - that portion of Subarea 23-3 northeast of a line between a 
boundary sign at Mutine Point and the Chup Point light and southwest of a line 
drawn between Star Point and a boundary sign near the mouth of Handy Creek.

Nahmint Bay - that portion of Subarea 23-2 north of a line between a boundary 
sign near Chesnucknuw Creek west to a boundary sign on the opposite shore and 
southwest of a line drawn  from Hocking Point 127 degrees true to a boundary 
sign on the opposite shore.

Toquart Bay - that portion of Subarea 23-10 shoreward of a line beginning at a 
point on the Vancouver Island shoreline located at 49 degrees 01.170’N and 125 
degrees 21.497’W then to the southern tip of Snowden Island then across to the 
southern tip of Refuge Island then ending at a point on the Vancouver Island 
shoreline located at 49 degrees 01.691’N and 125 degrees 18.624’W

CHINOOK NON-RETENTION AREAS:

Effective August 1, 2019 until September 30, 2019 the following areas are 
Chinook non-retention areas:

Approach waters to Nahmint - that portion of Subarea 23-3 east of a line drawn 
between Star Point and a boundary sign near the mouth of Handy Creek, and south 
of a line drawn between a boundary sign near Chesnucknuw Creek to a boundary 
sign on the opposite shore

Effingham Inlet - that portion of Subarea 23-6 shoreward of from a line 
beginning at a point on the Vancouver Island shoreline at 48 degrees 59.963’N 
and 125 degrees 11.526’W across to the western tip of Webster Island, 
continuing along the shoreline to the northeastern tip of Webster Island then 
across to a point on the Vancouver Island shoreline located at 49 degrees 
00.295’N and 125 degrees 10.445’W

Area 123 

DAILY QUOTA AND SIZE RESTRICTION:

That portion of Area 123 seaward of the 1 nm Boundary Line-Effective July 15 to 
July 31, 2019 the daily limit is two (2) Chinook, with a minimum size limit of 45 cm, and a maximum size limit of 80 cm.
The Boundary Line is approximately 1nm seaward of the surf line.
Full Description of the one (1) nautical mile boundary seaward of the surf line 
for Areas 123 and 124:

The Boundary Line is approximately 1nm seaward of the surf line and is defined 
as follows:

A line that begins at Pachena Point lighthouse at 48 degrees 43.327’ N 125 
degrees 05.855’ W
then to 48 degrees 42.456’ N 125 degrees 06.583’ W seaward of Pachena Point,
then to 48 degrees 46.420’ N 125 degrees 13.997’ W seaward of Cape Beale,
then to 48 degrees 54.572’ N 125 degrees 33.622’ W seaward of Amphitrite Point,
then to 49 degrees 05.100’ N 125 degrees 54.646’ W seaward of Cox Point,
then to 49 degrees 10.280’ N 126 degrees 04.790’ W seaward of Blunden Island,
then to 49 degrees 16.472’ N 126 degrees 15.140’ W seaward of Rafael Point,
then to 49 degrees 20.008’ N 126 degrees 17.188’ W seaward of Sydney Inlet,
then to 49 degrees 23.807’ N 126 degrees 24.483’ W seaward of Hesquiat Point,
then to 49 degrees 21.620’ N 126 degrees 28.478’ W seaward of Matlahaw Point,
then to 49 degrees 22.113’ N 126 degrees 33.508’ W seaward of Estevan Point. 

Variation Orders: 2019-RCT-391 and 2019–RFQ-392.

May 28 Fisheries Update

Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject:

FN0466-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Southwest Coast of Vancouver Island

Information relating to Area 23 and 123

Area 23 & 123 – Coho Fishing Times and Limits Continuing conservation concerns for Interior Fraser Coho require that 2019 Coho management measures remain precautionary.

Area 123 - the daily limit for Coho is two (2) per day, hatchery marked only from 00:01 hours June 1 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2019

Area 23 – Barkley Sound

Effective 00:01 hours June 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2019 you may retain
two (2) Coho per day (hatchery marked or unmarked) except for;

Subareas 23-1 to 23-3 (Alberni Inlet) effective 00:01 hours August 1 until
23:59 hours December 31, 2019 you may retain four (4) Coho per day (hatchery
marked or unmarked.

 

 

April 2019 DFO – Chinook, Coho, Halibut, and others

Hello,

These are the latest regulations for 2019 as published by the DFO for Area 23 (Barkley Sound) which is inside the Boundary Line (1nm outside the surfline offshore),  and Area 123 which lies outside the Boundary Line seawards.

1. Area 23 (inside the boundary line):
   Chinook: 2 per day, 4 possession; minimum length 45cm;
   Coho:  Non-retention until June 1st then they will set the limits. We expect they will be the same as last year.
2. Area 123: (offshore outside the boundary line):
   Chinook: Non-retention until July 14 then will probably go to the same as Area 23
   Coho: Non-retention until June 1st when limits will be announced
Other species:
Area 23 and 123:
Halibut: The possession limit is either of: one (1) halibut measuring from 90 cm to 126 cm head-on length, OR two (2) halibut measuring under 90 cm head-on length.
Lingcod: Fillets, including the tail, must meet the minimum “head off” size limit of 53 cm. (21 in.)
Rockfish – Anglers in vessels shall immediately return all rockfish that are not being retained to the water and to a similar depth from which they were caught by use of an inverted weighted barbless hook or other purpose-built descender device (we sell the descender devices at our tackle store)
Area 23, 123 Rockfish: Daily limit of 3 Rockfish per day, of which only 1 may be a China Rockfish or a Tiger Rockfish or a Quillback Rockfish
The Boundary Line is approximately 1nm seaward of the surfline and is defined as follows: A line that begins at Pacheena Point lighthouse at 48 degrees 43.327′ N 125 degrees 05.855′ W then to 48 degrees 42.456′ N 125 degrees 06.583′ W seaward of Pachena Point, then to 48 degrees 46.420′ N 125 degrees 13.997′ W seaward of Cape Beale, then to 48 degrees 54.572′ N 125 degrees 33.622′ W seaward of Amphitrite Point. There are more points for the boundary line further north that can be viewed on the DFO website. Follow our website link to Are 23 and 123 Regulations.

Bamfield Salmon Derby Aug 5,6 &7, 2017

Tickets for the 2017 Bamfield Salmon Derby are available at Harbourside Lodge from our store on the docks.

Tickets are $25 per rod and there are great prizes to be won.

 

We also have Drink Ice, Salt Flake Ice, Bait, Tackle and fuel (Gas and Diesel) available at our docks.