FN0443-RECREATIONAL – Rockfish and Lingcod – Coast-wide – Areas 1 to 29, 101 to 111, 121, 123 to 127, 130 and 142 – Daily Limits and Close Times

RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)

    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0443-RECREATIONAL - Rockfish and Lingcod - Coast-wide - Areas 1 to 29, 101 to 111, 121, 123 to 127, 130 and 142 - Daily Limits and Close Times 

Effective May 19, 2017 to March 31, 2018, the following recreational daily 
limits and close times apply to Rockfish and Lingcod in North and South Coast 
waters. 

North Coast – Areas 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142
Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - three (3); yelloweye rockfish - 
one (1); lingcod - two (2)
Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)

South Coast (outside waters) – Areas 11, 21 to 27, 111, 123 to 127, Subareas 12-
14 and 20-1 to 20-4, and Area 121 except for that portion outside the 12 
nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48o34.00’ north latitude 
and 125o17.386’ west longitude and continues southeasterly at a bearing of 116o 
True to a point at 48o28.327’ north latitude and 125o01.687’ west longitude.
Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - two (2); yelloweye rockfish - 
one (1); lingcod - two (2)
Close time: November 16 to March 31 (open April 1 to November 15)

South Coast (inside waters) – Areas 13 to 19 and Subareas 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 
to 12-48, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5
Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined - one (1); yelloweye rockfish - 
one (1); lingcod - one (1)
Close time: October 1 to April 30 (open May 1 to September 30)

Area 28 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-4 and 29-6 to 29-17
Closed April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

Variation Orders 2017-272 and 2017-275


Notes:

Please review the BC Sport Fishing Guide online at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html, for any other 
restrictions that apply to the Area that you are fishing in, such as finfish 
closures, size limits, annual limits, and permitted gear.

Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation?  If so, please call 
the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line 
at 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-866-431-FISH (3474).


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

CONTACT INFO
Brad Beaith
South Coast Recreational Fisheries
250 756-7190
Brad.Beaith@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

John Webb
North Coast Recreational Fisheries
250 627-3409
John.Webb@dfo-mpo.gc.ca


Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0443
Sent May 18, 2017 at 10:52
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