FN0380-RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) – Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish – Management Measures Currently in Effect Until Further Notice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0380-RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) – Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish – Management Measures Currently in Effect Until Further Notice

The following management measures are required to reduce fishing impacts on

Yelloweye rockfish.

Further measures are currently being considered and will be announced in-season.

North coast Waters (Areas 1 to 10 and 101 to 110, 130 and 142)

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Effective April 1, 2017 until further notice the daily limit for rockfish is

five (5) per day in the aggregate of which only two (2) may be Yelloweye

rockfish.

South Coast waters (Areas 11, 20-1 to 20-4, 21 to 27, 111, 121 and 123 to 127)

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Effective April 1, 2017 until further notice the daily limit for rockfish is

three (3) per day in the aggregate of which only one (1) may be Yelloweye

Rockfish.

Variation Order 2017-176

Note: Special limits apply for groundfish in Pacific Rim National Park.

The exceptions to these openings are:

 

Area 121:

No person shall fish for or retain halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121

outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees

34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at

a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125

degrees 01.687 minutes W.

 

Area 121:

Closed to all finfish, year round in the waters of Swiftsure Bank, inside a

line from 48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 125 degrees 06.00 minutes W, thence to

48 degrees 34.00 minutes N and 124 degrees 54.20 minutes W, thence to 48

degrees 29.62 minutes N and 124 degrees 43.40 minutes W, thence following the

International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48 degrees 29.55 minutes

N and 124 degrees 56.20 minutes W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Note: Rockfish Conservations Areas (RCA’s) remain in effect – refer to the

following website for descriptions:

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/restricted-restreint/rca-acs-eng.htm.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact: Brad Beaith 250-756-7190 or John Webb 250-627-3409

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center – FN0380

Sent April 19, 2017 at 14:03

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