FISHING & OUTDOORS REPORT

 

PRO EASTER WEEKEND HOURS

Friday, April 2 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday, April 3 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Sunday, April 4 - Closed

Monday, April 5 - Closed

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 Fishery Notice - Effective April 1st, 2021

RECREATIONAL - Salmon

 

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0345-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Areas 11 to 28, 29, 111, 121 to 127 - Chinook Management Measures - Effective April 1, 2021 To address conservation concerns for at-risk Fraser River Chinook stocks, DFO is continuing precautionary reductions in commercial, recreational and First Nations’ fisheries to support conservation of these stocks. This Fishery Notice provides the interim recreational fishery management measures to provide protection to at-risk Fraser River Chinook stocks in Areas 11 to 28, 29, 121 to 127. The plan is to start the 2021 fishing season (beginning April 1, 2021) with measures in place at the beginning of last season, until further notice. As these are interim measures, a further announcement on possible revised management actions will be announced in a subsequent fishery notice. The management measures for Fraser Chinook are outlined below. Southern BC Recreational Fisheries: West Coast Vancouver Island (WCVI) Subareas 20-1 and 20-2, Area 121, as well as Areas 123 to 127 seaward of a Boundary Line located approximately one (1) nautical mile from the surfline: 00:01 hours April 1, 2021 until further notice, Chinook non-retention. For the full definition of the Boundary Line in Areas 123 to 127, please see the bottom of this fishery notice. Chinook daily limits remain at two (2) per day shoreward of this boundary line. Queen Charlotte and Johnstone Straits (Subareas 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 to 12-48): 00:01 hours April 1, 2021 until further notice, Chinook non-retention. Strait of Georgia - North - Areas 13 to 17, Area 28, and Subareas 29-1 and 29-2 (excluding those portions listed as closed below): 00:01 hours April 1, 2021 until further notice, Chinook non-retention; Strait of Georgia - South and Juan de Fuca - Area 18, Subareas 19-3 to 19-12, 20-3 to 20-7, and Subareas 29-3 to 29-5 and 29-8 (excluding those portions listed as closed below): 00:01 hours April 1, 2021 until further notice, Chinook non-retention. Portions of Southern Strait of Georgia, Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet – Subareas 28-7 to 28-9; Subarea 28-1, and that portion of Subarea 28-2 that lies southerly of a line drawn due East from Halkett Point on Gambier Island (49 26.735’N, 123 19.302’W) to a point (49 26.550’N, 123 14.317’W) on the mainland corresponding with the Southeast point of the Lions Bay RCA; and those portions of 29-3 to 29-5 that lie East of a line from Gower Point (49 23.021’N, 123 32.166’ W) near Gibsons to Shah Point on the Southern tip of Valdes Island (49 01.695’N, 123 35.721’W): April 1, 2021 until further notice: No fishing for Chinook; Approaches to Fraser River - Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 to 29-17 and the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River from Mission Bridge to the confluence with Sawmill Creek: January 1 to November 1: No fishing for Salmon (Note: Fishing opportunities for specific salmon stocks may be considered at a later date) For clarity, Chinook retention is permitted in Areas 11, 21 to 27, 111, Subarea 12-14, and those portions of Areas 123 to 127 shoreward of a Boundary Line located approximately one (1) nautical mile seaward of the surfline. Definition: Boundary Line for Areas 123 to 127 The Boundary Line is approximately one (1) nautical mile 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, 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, then to 49 degrees 23.869' N 126 degrees 35.333' W seaward of Homais Cove, then to 49 degrees 27.766' N 126 degrees 35.971' W seaward of Split Cape, then to 49 degrees 31.494' N 126 degrees 35.669' W seaward of Escalante Point, then to 49 degrees 34.042' N 126 degrees 41.611' W seaward of Maquinna Point, then to 49 degrees 36.254' N 126 degrees 50.538' W seaward of Bajo Point, then to 49 degrees 39.892' N 126 degrees 55.125' W seaward of Skuna Bay, then to 49 degrees 44.400' N 127 degrees 00.289' W seaward of Ferrer Point, then to 49 degrees 50.767' N 127 degrees 10.151' W seaward of Tatchu Point, then to 49 degrees 59.142' N 127 degrees 28.125' W seaward of Lookout Island, then to 50 degrees 06.948' N 127 degrees 41.617' W seaward of Jackobson Point, then to 50 degrees 03.599' N 127 degrees 47.722' W seaward of Clerke Point, then to 50 degrees 05.868' N 127 degrees 57.906' W seaward of Solander Island, then to 50 degrees 19.284' N 128 degrees 00.130' W seaward of Lawn Point, then to 50 degrees 31.501' N 128 degrees 14.238' W seaward of Topknot Point, then to 50 degrees 35.683' N 128 degrees 19.249' W seaward of Cape Palmerston, then to 50 degrees 39.280' N 128 degrees 23.459' W seaward of Winifred Island, then to 50 degrees 41.116' N 128 degrees 24.166' W seaward of Cape Russell, then to 50 degrees 44.137' N 128 degrees 26.559' W seaward of Strange Rock, then to 50 degrees 47.926' N 128 degrees 27.363' W seaward of Cape Scott, then to Frederiksen Point. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca. Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0345 Sent March 29, 2021 at 15:04 Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca If you would like to unsubscribe, please submit your request at: http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm... If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail to: [email protected]

 

 

2021 PRAWNING UPDATE

 

Heads up on the prawn fishing changes, area 15-2 & 15-3 are closed as of January 1 2021.Have a look at the map these, areas basically cover from Westview to Lund. The maps and notice should answer most of your questions, if not email or call PRO 604-485-4868.

 

PRAWN AND SHRIMP NOTICE

Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN1364-RECREATIONAL – Shellfish – Prawn and Shrimp – Areas 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, 25, 28 – Closures Recreational prawn and shrimp by trap harvesters are advised that the harvest of prawn and shrimp by trap, ring net or spear while diving will close from 00:01 hours January 1, 2021 to 23:59 hours March 31, 2021 in the following Subareas as described in the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations: Subareas 13-12, 13-16, 13-17 (Quadra/Cortes Islands); Subareas 15-2 and 15-3 (Lund); Subareas 16-1, 16-2, 16-5, 16-8 to 16-10, 16-16 to 16-18 (Malaspina Strait / lower Jervis Inlet and Sechelt / Narrow Inlets); Subareas 17-5, 17-6, 17-9, 17-16 (Stuart Channel and inside Nanaimo); Subareas 19-7 to 19-12 (Saanich Inlet); Subareas 23-1 to 23-4 (Alberni Inlet / Barkley Sound); Subareas 25-1 to 25-5, 25-16 (Tahsis/Muchalat Inlets); and Subarea 28-3 (portion Howe Sound). These 3-month winter closures are in place to allow the prawn spawning period to complete. These areas reopen 00:01 hours April 1, 2021. Subareas 13-1, 13-13 to 13-15 (Quadra/Cortes Islands), 15-1 (Powell River), 16-6, 16-7, 16-11 (portion Sechelt Inlet), Subareas 17-10 to 17-13, 17-15, 17-18 (Nanaimo), and 25-8 (Tahsis Inlet) will begin “pulse fishing” (closed in the first half of the month and open in the second half of the month). These Subareas will close to the harvest of prawn and shrimp by trap, ring net or spear while diving from: 00:01 hours January 1, 2021 to 23:59 hours January 15, 2021; 00:01 hours February 1, 2021 to 23:59 hours February 15, 2021; and 00:01 hours March 1, 2021 to 23:59 hours March 15, 2021. These areas reopen 00:01 hours March 16, 2021. All prawns carrying eggs externally on the underside of the tail must be returned to the water immediately and in the manner that causes the least harm. All other coastal areas remain open to the harvest of prawns and shrimp by trap, ring net or spear while diving until further notice, except the following protected areas which are closed year round: Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reef Marine Refuges; Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site Strict Protection Zones; Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area; Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and Area of Interest (AOI); Whytecliffe Park; Porteau Cove; Point Atkinson; and Vancouver Harbour between Lions Gate Bridge and Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (also known as Second Narrows Bridge). Daily, possession and trap limits are in effect coast-wide. Variation Order Number 2020-RCT-680. Refer to the BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide for further information http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html Refer to the following website to Plan Ahead: seasonal prawn closures http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/shellfish-coquillages-eng.html FOR MORE INFORMATION: Laurie Convey 250-756-7233 [email protected] Mike Kattilakoski 250-756-7315 [email protected] David Fogtmann 250-339-3799 [email protected] Karen Vaudry 604-666-7089 [email protected] Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center – FN1364 Sent December 24, 2020 at 11:21 Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca If you would like to unsubscribe, please submit your request at: http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=manage_subscription If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail to: DFO.OpsCentreFisheryPacific[email protected]