Fishery Notice

COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll
FN0572-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll - Coho and Pink - Area F - Area 101 - Dixon Entrance - Opens July 1, 2017

Effective at 00:01 hours Saturday, July 1, 2017, the following management areas 
will open to trolling for coho salmon and pink salmon until further notice:

Subareas 101-4, 101-5, 101-8, 101-9 and that portion of Subarea 101-3 north of 
54 degrees 24 minutes north latitude. 

Variation Order # 2017-NCTR-02 is in effect at 00:01 hours Saturday, July 1, 
2017. This opens the northern half of Dixon Entrance including the A-B Line 
strip to trolling for pink and coho salmon.

Refer to FN0513 regarding requirements for retention of chinook salmon.
Retention of steelhead, sockeye and chum salmon is not permitted.

1. Trollers are reminded that parts of northern Dixon entrance are in dispute 
between Canada and the USA.  Alaskan vessels will likely be encountered in this 
disputed area.  DFO Conservation and Protection and the United States Coast 
Guard are working together to ensure orderly fisheries within their 
jurisdictions.  Trollers are encouraged to observe, record (date, incident 
description, photos) and report any incidents of concern to the Observe, 
Record, Report (ORR) phone line at 1-800-465-4336. 

2. As per Area F Troll Conditions of Licence, troll vessel operators are 
required to retain all heads from chinook and coho that are caught and retained 
unless specifically listed as exempted from doing so.  Area F licences exempted 
from retaining chinook and coho heads are listed in Fishery Notice FN0532, 
released June 12th.  Refer to Section 11 in the Conditions of Licence for 
detailed requirements regarding head retention and delivery.

3. Area F troll vessel masters shall maintain a harvest log of all harvest 
operations. Please refer to conditions of licence for details. For those vessel 
masters planning on meeting these conditions using a paper harvest log, 
arrangements must be made with an authorized service provider (Archipelago 
Marine Research). Vessel masters may also meet these conditions using an 
electronic harvest log (E-Log) and shall submit this information by digital 
transmission to the Salmon Fishery Database in a properly encoded electronic 
mail message.

4. The 24-hour number for updated troll announcements for the salmon 
season is 1-866-431-3474.

5. Barbless hooks and operating revival tanks are requirements in this fishery.
6. Prior to beginning fishing on the first day of a fishing trip, Area F vessel 
masters are required to phone 1-888-387-0007 to provide the following 

a) Vessel name;
b) Vessel registration number;
c) Intended fishing start date;
d) Areas to be fished;
e) Contact phone number;
f) Name of vessel master

Please refer to your Conditions of Licence for other reporting requirements.  
Note that management of the fishery is dependent on accurate and timely 
reporting of fishing effort and catch.  Failure to complete hail out, hail in, 
stop fishing and catch reports may result in premature closure of the fishery.  

7. Fishers are reminded that daily catch reports are required for all fishing 
activity even if no fish are caught. Failure to report zero catches may result 
in over estimation of the total catch and premature closure of the fishery. 
Refer to your Conditions of Licence for more information.

8. All vessels wishing to participate in the lingcod fishery, are reminded that 
lingcod is managed as an ITQ fishery with additional electronic monitoring 
requirements.  Please refer to Part 2 of the Area F Conditions of Licence for 
details regarding Schedule II species.  Those wishing to retain lingcod while 
salmon trolling must hail out as a ground fish trip in addition to their salmon 
hail out.  Vessels must also hold or acquire sufficient quota.  Groundfish must 
be validated through the established dockside monitoring program with 
Archipelago Marine Research (AMR). Vessels wishing to retain and land over 500 
lbs. of lingcod in the round per landing must meet the new electronic 
monitoring requirements.

9. Area F trollers who have lingcod quota are advised that arrangements have 
been made between the chinook ITQ (J.O. Thomas) and the groundfish (AMR) 
service providers which will simplify dockside requirements. The dockside 
monitor for chinook validation will also validate lingcod by-catch less than 
500 lbs in the round. Please note that these arrangements only apply during 
Chinook offloads, all other offloads of lingcod will be subject to normal 
groundfish offloading requirements. In addition, Area F trollers offloading 
lingcod must follow normal groundfish hail in/hail out requirements. Fishers 
requiring further information may call DFO at 250-559-8330.

10. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is monitoring seabird by-catch 
to determine potential impact on bird populations under current fishing effort 
and bird numbers. Fishers are requested to submit all dead birds entangled in 
nets to ECCC for species confirmation and DNA analysis to determine the colony 
of origin. Please call your local charter patrol to organize pick-up,drop 
carcasses off at a local DFO office, or contact ECCC directly by calling the 
ECCC Reporting Line 1-866-431-2473 (BIRD). Label birds with date, time, 
location and vessel name (Skipper name isn't needed). Handle birds with gloves, 
double bag dead birds, store on ice. Questions: contact Laurie Wilson 
(, 604-862-8817). 

11. 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), e-mail or online reporting at Please include 
information such as the type of sea turtle seen (i.e. leatherback), the 
location, and time of sighting.


Peter Katinic
Area F Troll Manager

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0572
Sent June 23, 2017 at 1038