FISHERIES NOTICE- CHINOOK-AREAS 12, 13, 15, 20-5

Discussion in 'Conservation, Fishery Politics and Management.' started by Chasin' Dreams, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Chasin' Dreams

    Chasin' Dreams Well-Known Member

    Category(s):
    RECREATIONAL - Salmon


    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    Subject: FN0611-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Portions of Areas 12, 13, 15, and Subarea 20-5 - Chinook Management Measures - Effective June 30, 2020

    To address conservation concerns for at-risk Fraser River Chinook stocks, DFO is continuing precautionary reductions in commercial, recreational and First Nation’s
    fisheries to support conservation and promote recovery of these stocks.

    This Fishery Notice details pilot Chinook recreational fishery management measures outside the migratory path of at-risk Fraser River Chinook stocks for the 2020
    fishing season in portions of Areas 12, 13, 15, and Subarea 20-5. These opportunities are contingent on regular data collection (DNA, CWT and catch reporting) and will
    be evaluated post-season.

    Additional opportunities will be considered around hatchery systems once in season abundance is assessed.
    Area 12:

    Subareas 12-27, 12-28, 12-35, 12-38, 12-40, and 12-43:

    00:01 hours July 1 to 23:59 hours July 14, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day. Unmarked Chinook maximum size limit of 80 cm.

    That portion of 12-26 north of line from Dinner Point on Village Island (50°37.628’N, 126°30.322’W) across to a point on the opposite shore on Turnour Island (50°
    37.536’N, 126°29.845’ W); AND east of the Lower Clio RCA boundary line at 50°35.397’N, 126°31.982’W; 50°34.943’N, 126°32.080’W.
    00:01 hours July 1 to 23:59 hours July 14, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day. Unmarked Chinook maximum size limit of 80 cm.

    That portion of 12-39 northeasterly of a line from Gordon Point on Broughton Island (50°45.885’N, 126°44.158’W) across to the RCA boundary on Eden Island (50°45.510’N,
    126°42.831’W); AND those portions of Subarea 12-39 east of the Eden-Bonwick-Midsummer-Swanson Islands RCA:

    00:01 hours July 1 to 23:59 hours July 14, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day. Unmarked Chinook maximum size limit of 80 cm.

    Area 13 (Portions of Bute Inlet and Ramsay Arm):

    That portion of Subarea 13-19 easterly of a line that runs from 50°19.584’N, 125°00.292’W (on Raza Island) due north to 50°20.545’N, 125°00.299’W (west of Frances Bay).

    00:01 hours July 1 to 23:59 hours July 14, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day. Unmarked Chinook maximum size limit of 80 cm.

    Subarea 13-21:

    00:01 hours July 1 to 23:59 hours July 14, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day. Unmarked Chinook maximum size limit of 80 cm.

    DFO Charter Patrol will be operating on the water throughout the season; recreational harvesters are asked to provide requested information and/or samples when
    approached.

    Area 13 (Campbell River Special Management Zone):

    In Subareas 13-3 and 13-5, those waters of Discovery Passage and Campbell River inside of a line starting at the fishing boundary sign at Orange Point located at 50°
    04.392’ north latitude by 125°16.608’ west longitude, then northeasterly to a point in the middle of the channel located at 50°04.392’ north latitude by 125°15.510’
    west longitude, then southeasterly to a point located at 50°00.507’ north latitude by 125°12.859’ west longitude, then southwesterly to the fishing boundary sign on
    the southern end of Hidden Harbour breakwater located at 50°00.504’ north latitude by125°13.945’ west longitude.

    00:01 hours July 15 to 23:59 hours August 31, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day, no maximum size limit.

    Reminder these waters are subject to other restrictions to fishing gear and motoring in certain areas. Please check your local regulations and 2020-21 tidal water
    Conditions of Licence for more details.

    Area 15 (portions of Toba Inlet):

    That portion of 15-5 north of a line from Tibbs Point on Raza Island (50°18.731′N 124°57.980′W) to Connis Point on West Redonda Island (50°18.287′N 124°55.177′W); AND
    northerly of a line from Dean Point West Redonda Island (50° 17.1468’N, 124° 47.172’W) across to a point on East Redonda Island (50°17.145’N, 124°46.989’W); AND
    westerly of a line from Brettell Point(50°19.512′N, 124°44.152′W) to Hepburn Point on East Redonda Island (50°18.541′N 124°44.171′W):

    00:01 hours July 1 to 23:59 hours July 14, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day. Unmarked Chinook maximum size limit of 80 cm.

    That portion of Subarea 15-6 (in Toba Inlet) west of a line from a boundary sign at Snout Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shore.

    00:01 hours July 1 to 23:59 hours July 14, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day. Unmarked Chinook maximum size limit of 80 cm.

    Subarea 20-5 (portions of Becher Bay):

    That portion of Subarea 20-5 northerly of a line drawn from 48°19.554’N, 123°37.768’W to 48°19.589’N, 123°36.533’W, then following the shoreline of Frazer Island east
    to the RCA boundary at 48°19.700’N, 123°36.267’W, then to 48°19.633’N, 123°35.681’W

    00:01 hours July 1 to 23:59 hours July 31, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day hatchery-marked only.

    Variation Order: 2020-RFQ-0304


    Fishers are reminded that minimum legal size limits apply and to check the species regulations for the areas being fished.

    Fishers are also reminded that local finfish closures, non-retention areas, and RCA’s remain in effect and to check the area regulations for areas being fished.

    Coast-wide Recreational Fisheries:

    For the recreational fishery, the annual aggregate limit for Chinook salmon is ten (10) coast-wide in all tidal waters.

    Variation Order: 2020-RFQ-190
     
  2. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

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  3. sudsy

    sudsy Active Member

    Is this just a small area off beecher bay? Cant seem to find a map to reference the coordinates provided for the 20-5 part of the notice?
     
  4. Chasin' Dreams

    Chasin' Dreams Well-Known Member

    Yup. North of these points.
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  5. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Creyke to Fraser inside bay only. Go to Sooke fishing report thread.
     
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  6. sudsy

    sudsy Active Member

    Thanks for that, il check out the other thread
     
  7. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    The department now flinched. Although we didn't get what we wanted with the 80cm slot I am glad to see the proposals were considered. So much effort went into those. These proposals were data driven, so the more we have in future the more teeth we will to open areas off when there are stocks of concern present. I will be taking DNA along with others to make sure this happens in future.

    This doesn't change the fact that minister is caving into political pressure. Still support protest on mainland, and anglers effected by closures. I hope they get some sort of hatchery opening.
     
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  8. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Did the proposed area for San Juan Bay get approved by DFO as well?
     
  9. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    I didn't see it yet Christopher. Chris might know. If I see it I will enter in the GPS. I am curious as well...
     
  10. big rock

    big rock Active Member

    Nice try by DFO but too late for Bute inlet. Bute is a May June fishery by the first week of July the guides start fishing Denham/Hall/Thurston bay. Hopefully these areas will stay intact for next year.
     
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  11. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Don't forget that the IFMP runs for a full year - June to June. The SFAB proposals were constructed to explore opportunities within the full IFMP cycle.
     
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