WCVI Coho Bulliten

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  1. IronNoggin

    IronNoggin Well-Known Member

    The WCVI Coho bulletin has just been released for 2020.

    https://mcusercontent.com/09b3da4c0...60feeb3a55a8/WCVI_Coho_Bulletin_July_2020.pdf

    The outlook for Coho has been downgraded to "Low Status" compared to "Moderate Status" in the last few years. The fishery management response will be to reduce WCVI wild Coho retention limits to 1/day for inshore waters of the WCVI for the recreational fishery. A fishery notice implementing this change will be forthcoming in the next week or two.

    If you have any comments or questions you can email the DFO Stock Assessment, Resource Management, or Salmon Enhancement Program contacts listed in the bulletin.

    Just a reminder, the library section of each Area on the Roundtables website is updated weekly through the season with all in-season bulletins. https://www.roundtables.westcoastaquatic.ca/

    https://www.roundtables.westcoastaquatic.ca/
     
  2. BigBadBrad

    BigBadBrad Active Member

    Have we heard any new information? Are the limits in bamfield still 2 wild inshore and hatchery only offshore?
     
  3. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Category(s):
    RECREATIONAL - Salmon

    Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    Subject: FN0693-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Coho - Reduction in Daily Limits for Inshore Areas of the West Coast of Vancouver Island - July 16, 2020

    Stock Assessment has downgraded the Outlook for West Coast of Vancouver Island Coho stocks this year from moderate to low. Consequently, under the WCVI Coho abundance
    management regime, the daily limits for Coho in WCVI inshore areas are reduced as follows:

    Area 22 (Nitinat Lake)

    Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020 – Two (2) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Subareas 23-1 to 23-3 (Alberni Inlet)

    Effective immediately until 23:59 hours July 31, 2020 - Two (2) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Effective 00:01 hours August 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020 – Four (4) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Subareas 23-4 to 23-11 (Barkley Sound)

    Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020 - Two (2) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Area 24 (Clayoquot Sound)

    Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020 - Two (2) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Subareas 25-1 to 25-3, 25-6 to 23-16 (Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet)

    Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020 - Two (2) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Subareas 25-4 to 25-5 (Tlupana Inlet)

    Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020 - Four (4) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Area 26 (Kyuquot Sound)

    Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020 - Two (2) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Subareas 27-1 to 27-3, 27-5 to 27-11 (Quatsino Sound)

    Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2020 - Two (2) Coho per day, one (1) of which may be unmarked.

    Please note that Area specific finfish closures and salmon non-retention areas remain in effect. Please refer to the website https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-
    gp/rec/index-eng.html for more information.

    Variation Order # 2020-RFQ-377


    Notes:

    Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British Columbia.

    The term "marked" means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

    Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped Chinook and Coho
    salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at (866)
    483-9994 for further information.

    Anglers are advised to check http://bcsportfishguide.ca for fishing closures and other recreational fishing information.

    Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected to the internet at
    https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm
    or by using Google search key words “Recfish Licence”.

    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 (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 your local the Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
     
  4. IronNoggin

    IronNoggin Well-Known Member

    Coho have been in the crapper for a spell now.

    The lack of directed action speaks volumes.

    Nog
     
  5. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Come on Nog, we have practiced 20+ years of Fishery restrictions to achieve a 3% ER on Interior Thompson Coho - that's a recovery strategy that has worked miracles. The evidence is clear...you just need to look around. If you close it, the fish will come.
     
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