Area G Commercial Chinook Opening Feb 1st

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  1. MyEscape

    MyEscape Active Member

    -----Original Message-----
    From: opscentre@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca [mailto:eek:pscentre@pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca]
    Sent: January-28-09 1:21 PM
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    Subject: FN0053-Salmon: Troll - Area G - WCVI - Chinook - Opening February 1



    Category(s):COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll

    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0053-Salmon: Troll - Area G - WCVI - Chinook - Opening February 1 Troll opens 00:01 hours Sunday, February 1 until further notice in Areas 123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and in portions of the following Areas, subject to Rockfish Conservation areas which are closed to trolling: Area 23 - Subareas 23-3, except for Uchucklesit Inlet, 23-4, 23-5, 23- 6 except for Effingham Inlet, 23-7, 23-9, and 23-10 except for Pipestem Inlet. Subarea 23-11 is open except for Ucluelet Inlet. Area 24 - Subareas 24-2, except for Sydney Inlet, 24-6, 24-8, and 24-9. Area 25 – Subareas 25-6, 25-7, and 25-15. Subarea 25-13 is open seaward of a line from the western entrance of Port Eliza to the northern entrance of Rosa Harbour. Area 26 – Subareas 26-1, 26-2, 26-6, and 26-7. Area 27 – Subareas 27-1, 27-2, 27-3, 27-4, 27-5, 27-7, and 27-9. The target species is chinook, incidental catch of chum, pink and marked coho may be retained. Incidental catch of hatchery marked coho may be retained, but unmarked coho may not be retained. Sockeye and steelhead may not be retained. The minimum size limit for chinook is 55 cm fork length (head on), and 44 cm (head off). Variation Order No. 2009-G-TR-WCVI-002 The TAC for this fishery is approximately 12,000 chinook. This is to fish for the remainder of the January TAC anticipated to be approximately 2,000 plus 10,000 pieces planned for February. There will be a meeting between the AGHC and DFO on February 15 to review catch and possibly revise fishing plans. This fishery could close on short notice based on catch information and the number of vessels operating. Unmarked coho and chinook sub-legal by-catch releases will be monitored in this fishery and the fishery will be shaped to avoid areas of high encounters. Trolling is specifically not permitted in the Rockfish Conservation Areas. These closures are listed at the website address http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish/Restricted_Areas/Rockfish_Maps_2004/default_e.htm or can be accessed at DFO district offices. Fishers and industry are reminded that sampling for coded wire tags from landed Chinook is essential. In order to facilitate sampling, fishers are asked to call J.O. Thomas and Associates 24 hours in advance toll-free at 1-866-638-6301 before they land their catch with the following information: Landing location.Estimated date and time of landing.Processor/company.Area(s) fished.Number of Chinook onboard. Note that calls to this number between Monday and Friday during office hours (08:00 – 16:00) will be answered in person. Calls made after office hours and on weekends will be directed to a voicemail box where this information can be left. Reporting requirements are a legal obligation as a condition of licence. Fishers must consult their licence to ensure that they are in compliance with legal catch reporting requirements. The fishery may also close on short notice if appears the harvest level will be attained, or if: 1. Vessel masters do not follow catch reporting requirements. 2. Vessel masters refuse to take an observer on board when requested to do.3. Coho encounter rates are excessive. Daily catch reporting does not replace the requirement to purchase and enter catch information in a logbook. Note that there is a requirement to report both the catch retained as well as by-catch released. Freezer vessels are required to retain ALL heads from chinook and coho salmon caught and retained. These heads must be delivered at the time of off-loading of the salmon catch and be made available for examination by representatives of the Department. Contact J.O. Thomas and Associates Ltd. at 1-866-638-6301 between 08:00 hours and 16:00 hours for instructions relating to these heads. As an alternative to retaining the whole head from retained chinook and coho, fishers can opt to keep the upper jaw and head, from the tip of the nose back to 1 cm behind the eye. These "snouts" must be cut from the top of the head, with the cut travelling one centimetre posterior (behind) the eye, to the back corner of the mouth. There is no need to retain the lower jaws or gill plates. 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). Please include information such as the type of sea turtle seen (i.e. leatherback), the location, and time of sighting. 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 Doug Bertram with the band number and capture date and location at 1 250-363-6735 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 doug.bertram@ec.gc.ca. Your names and vessel names do not need to be identified or included. Notices concerning potential short notice closures, fishery extensions, or boundary amendments will be released via Tofino Coast Guard radio. Information and updates concerning this fishery are available by phoning 250-754-0281. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Terry Palfrey 250-756-7158 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0053Sent January 28, 2009 at 13:19Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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  2. MyEscape

    MyEscape Active Member

    Newest Ammendments......


    Category(s):COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll

    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0059-Salmon: Amendment to FN0053 - Troll - Area G - WCVI - Chinook - Opening February 1 Troll opens 00:01 hours Sunday February 1 until further notice in Areas 123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and in portions of the following Areas, subject to Rockfish Conservation areas which are closed to trolling: Area 23 - Subareas 23-3, except for Uchucklesit Inlet, 23-4, 23-5, 23-6 except for Effingham Inlet, 23-7, 23-8, 23-9, and 23-10 except for Pipestem Inlet. Subarea 23-11 is open except for Ucluelet Inlet. Area 24 - Subareas 24-2, except for Sydney Inlet, 24-6, 24-8, and 24-9. Area 25 – Subareas 25-6, 25-7, and 25-15. Subarea 25-13 is open seaward of a line from the western entrance of Port Eliza to the northern entrance of Rosa Harbour. Area 26 – Subareas 26-1, 26-2, 26-6, and 26-7. Area 27 – Subareas 27-1, 27-2, 27-3, 27-4, 27-7, and 27-9. The target species is Chinook, incidental catch of chum and pink may be retained. Coho, sockeye and steelhead may not be retained. The minimum size limit for Chinook is 55 cm fork length (head on), and 44 cm (head off). Variation Order No. 2009-G-TR-WCVI-002 The TAC for this fishery is approximately 12,000 Chinook. This is to fish for the remainder of the January TAC anticipated to be approximately 2,000 plus 10,000 pieces planned for February. There will be a meeting between the AGHC and DFO on February 15 to review catch and possibly revise fishing plans. This fishery could close on short notice based on catch information and the number of vessels operating. Chinook sub-legal by-catch releases will be monitored in this fishery and the fishery will be shaped to avoid areas of high encounters. Trolling is specifically not permitted in the Rockfish Conservation Areas. These closures are listed at the website address http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish/Restricted_Areas/Rockfish_Maps_2004/default_e.htm or can be accessed at DFO district offices. Fishers and industry are reminded that sampling for coded wire tags from landed Chinook is essential. In order to facilitate sampling, fishers are asked to call J.O. Thomas and Associates 24 hours in advance toll-free at 1-866-638-6301 before they land their catch with the following information: Landing location.Estimated date and time of landing.Processor/company.Area(s) fished.Number of Chinook onboard. Note that calls to this number between Monday and Friday during office hours (08:00 – 16:00) will be answered in person. Calls made after office hours and on weekends will be directed to a voicemail box where this information can be left. Reporting requirements are a legal obligation as a condition of licence. Fishers must consult their licence to ensure that they are in compliance with legal catch reporting requirements. The fishery may also close on short notice if appears the harvest level will be attained, or if: 1. Vessel masters do not follow catch reporting requirements. 2. Vessel masters refuse to take an observer on board when requested to do.3. Coho encounter rates are excessive. Daily catch reporting does not replace the requirement to purchase and enter catch information in a logbook. Note that there is a requirement to report both the catch retained as well as by-catch released. Freezer vessels are required to retain ALL heads from chinook and coho salmon caught and retained. These heads must be delivered at the time of off-loading of the salmon catch and be made available for examination by representatives of the Department. Contact J.O. Thomas and Associates Ltd. at 1-866-638-6301 between 08:00 hours and 16:00 hours for instructions relating to these heads. As an alternative to retaining the whole head from retained Chinook and coho, fishers can opt to keep the upper jaw and head, from the tip of the nose back to 1 cm behind the eye. These "snouts" must be cut from the top of the head, with the cut travelling one centimetre posterior (behind) the eye, to the back corner of the mouth. There is no need to retain the lower jaws or gill plates. 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). Please include information such as the type of sea turtle seen (i.e. leatherback), the location, and time of sighting. 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 Doug Bertram with the band number and capture date and location at 1 250-363-6735 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 doug.bertram@ec.gc.ca. Your names and vessel names do not need to be identified or included. Notices concerning potential short notice closures, fishery extensions, or boundary amendments will be released via Tofino Coast Guard radio. Information and updates concerning this fishery are available by phoning 250-754-0281. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Terry Palfrey 250-756-7158 Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0059Sent January 29, 2009 at 16:52Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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  3. bananas

    bananas Active Member

    what a joke wonder how many small spring they will kill on top of the 12000.Nice make work project.
     
  4. Lipripper

    Lipripper Active Member

    In the troll fishery those little shaker springs are extremely resiliant, the toughest of salmon IMO (from what Ive seen)

    They will be mostly targeting 'merican springs anyways.......

    Bwaahahahahahahaa [}:)] (payback for Alaska) :)
     
  5. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    Nothing wrong with letting these guys fish now. 75% of these fish are American anways, and those guys fishing now is a trade-off because they're not fishing in the summer when we are...don't forget that the chinook fishery is shared, and we get a dam good share to be honest.
     
  6. richmake

    richmake Active Member

    absolutely, I'd rather see them fishing now as well...
    The target fish are not huge and are mostly American so the impact directly upon us is minimal....
    We have to share the resource and this is a step in the right direction for a change...
    just my 2 bits

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  7. Sushihunter

    Sushihunter Active Member

    Actually, there is lots wrong with them taking these American fish.

    Check with California Fish & Game - there is NO sports Chinook fishing this year. NONE. Their fish stocks have collapsed to the point where extinction is possible.

    How about we let them go by until they rebound?

    Also, what is this with letting them fish inside? They would be targeting local fish then, would they not? The same ones that we were not allowed to fish for last year, and probably this year as well.




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  8. cletus

    cletus Member

    I bet the alaskans are saying the same thing.To bad they're saying it about fish heading for canadian streams.
     
  9. twinwinds

    twinwinds Active Member

    Do some of these American river systems eventually cross the border back into Canada along the way? Then we would be catching Canadian fish?
    Just curious.....

    Cheers
     
  10. Sushihunter

    Sushihunter Active Member

    Columbia, Skagit

    probably some smaller ones along the border, but not sure of any others.



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  11. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    That is what the Alaskans say about Canadian bound fish that venture into their marine waters during their migration. Its truly unfortunate that we have to act out our revenge on the Washingtonians, Oregonians and Californians.
     

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