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Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - General Information
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Troll
RECREATIONAL - General Information
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0650-COMMERCIAL and RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Fraser Chinook - 2019 Management Measures - Vancouver Island, Fraser Interior and North Coast, and Coast-wide Recreational Annual Aggregates


This Fishery Notice supersedes FN0395 to provide updated Fraser Chinook 
management measures from July 15, 2019 through December 31, 2019.
 
Chinook Conservation Measures:
In addition to previously announced conservation measures to address Fraser 
River Chinook conservation concerns, the Department is implementing additional 
precautionary management measures to address impacts on upstream Chinook 
passage at the Big Bar landslide on the Fraser River.  For recreational 
fisheries that are planned to open to Chinook retention on July 15, the 
Department is implementing a maximum size limit for retained Chinook to further 
protect larger at-risk Fraser Chinook that are migrating upstream of the 
landslide.  These maximum size limits will be in effect until July 31 when the 
majority of these at risk Fraser Chinook will have migrated through marine 
approach areas.  .

A summary of new and previously announced management measures for Fraser 
Chinook are outlined below.
 
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Northern Commercial Fisheries
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Area F Troll - Chinook non-retention until August 20, 2019.  

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Southern BC Commercial Fisheries
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Area G Troll: Delayed start for AABM Chinook until August 1, 2019.

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Southern BC Recreational Fisheries:
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WCVI Subareas 20-1 and 20-2, and offshore Area 121, as well as Areas 123 to 127 
seaward of a 1 nm Boundary Line. 
 
00:01 hours July 15 to 23:59 hours July 31, 2019, 2 Chinook per day with a 
maximum size of 80 cm.
00:01 hours August 1 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2019, 2 Chinook per day

The Boundary Line is approximately 1 NM seaward of the surfline, for full 
definition of the Boundary Line please see the bottom of this fisheries notice. 

Chinook daily limits shoreward of this Boundary Line are described in separate 
fishery notices.

Queen Charlotte and Johnstone Straits (Subareas 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 to 12-48): 
00:01 hours July 15 to 23:59 hours July 31, 2019, 1 Chinook per day with a 
maximum size limit of 80 cm;
00:01 hours August 1 to 23:59 hours August 29, 2019, 1 Chinook per day;
00:01 hours August 30 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2 Chinook per day.

Strait of Georgia - North - Areas 13 to 17, Area 28 and Subareas 29-1 and 29-2: 
00:01 hours July 15 to 23:59 hours July 31, 2019, 1 Chinook per day with a 
maximum size limit of 80 cm;
00:01 hours August 1 to 23:59 hours August 29, 2019, 1 Chinook per day;
00:01 hours August 30 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2 Chinook per day.

Please note that the annual fin-fish closure near Cape Mudge on Quadra Island 
and the Chinook non-retention closures near Harwood, Denman, and Hornby Islands 
are no longer in effect.        

Strait of Georgia - South and Juan de Fuca - Areas 18, 19 and Subareas 20-3 to 
20-7, 29-3 to 29-5 and 29-8,:
00:01 hours April 19 to 23:59 hours July 31, 2019, Chinook non-retention; 
00:01 hours August 1 to 23:59 hours August 29, 2019, 1 Chinook per day;
00:01 hours August 30 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2019, 2 Chinook per day.

Fraser River mouth, tidal and non-tidal waters - Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 to 
29-17 and those waters of the Fraser River upstream from the Highway Bridge at 
Mission, BC to the Alexandria Bridge:
Jan. 1 to Aug. 23, No fishing for salmon.  
Aug. 23 to Dec. 31, Chinook non-retention.   
After August 23, dependent on in-season information fisheries may be announced 
targeting other species. These will also be subject to any measures required 
for other stocks of concern such as Interior Fraser Coho or Steelhead salmon.

Freshwater Regions 3, 5, 7 & 8:
Remain closed to fishing for salmon until further notice.
Fishing opportunities for other salmon stocks or species may be provided 
subject to in-season information and measures required for stocks of concern 
such as Interior Fraser coho or steelhead salmon.

VO: 2019-RCT-391, 2019-RFQ-392

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

Further information on specific management actions will be communicated by 
separate Fishery Notices. You can view or subscribe to fisheries notices 
at:  http://notices.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm 

VO: 2019-RFQ-393

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Definition: Boundary Line for Areas 123 to 127
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The Boundary Line is approximately 1 NM 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.

Note: Salmon are measured from the tip of the nose to the fork of the tail.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Contact your local DFO office
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/contact/regions/pacific-pacifique-eng.html

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0650
Sent July 12, 2019 at 1701