Areas 1 and 101 (Graham Island)

Area map

Area maps

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Area 1: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 101: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Salmon

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Chinook Salmon 1,101 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open
Chum Salmon 1,101 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 1,101 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Pink Salmon 1,101 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Sockeye Salmon 1,101 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 4
Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii Gear Restriction Hook with Single Point
Chinook Salmon Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 2
1-6 Non Retention
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii Daily Limit Pieces 2
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii The tidal portion of all streams flowing into Areas 1, 2 and 102.


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Other finfish

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Herring 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Eulachon 1,101 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 1,101 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, Albacore 1,101 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Tuna, All other species 1,101 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 1,101 0/0/0 Non Retention
Codfish 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open
Greenling 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/6 Open until Dec 31
Lingcod 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15
Perch 1,101 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Rockfish, All Species Combined 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open until Nov 15
Rockfish, Yelloweye 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/- Open until Nov 15
Sablefish 1,101 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 1,101 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 1,101 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 1,101 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 1,101 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 1,101 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non Retention
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 1,101 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open
Wolf Eel 1,101 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non Retention


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 1,101 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 1,101 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 1,101 Maximum Length Head On (cm) 133 cm
Reminder Only one (1) of the two (2) halibut in your possession may be greater than 83 cm in overall length. The licence holder shall record immediately in ink on their licence all retained halibut caught in any Management Area.
Perch 1,101 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, Bocaccio Coastwide Reminder Management measures to rebuild bocaccio rockfish are being considered. Notice of future measures to rebuild bocaccio will be posted here. Details
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 1,101 Oversize Daily Limit Pieces - Included in Daily Limit 1
Oversize Length 50 cm


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Bivalve shellfish

Bivalve shellfish (and snails)

Before harvesting bivalve shellfish from this area learn about when and where you can harvest. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Step 1: marine biotoxin and sanitary contamination closures

  • Check for contamination in the subarea where you plan to harvest.

Bivalve shellfish have two hinged shells. Because they feed by filtering microscopic plankton from the water, changes in water quality can cause unsafe marine biotoxins, bacteria, or viruses to build up in their tissue. Snails can also accumulate toxins and pollutants.

Step 2: species regulations and restrictions

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area (sponge reef closure, MPA, RCA). The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Bivalve shellfish contamination

The contamination table displays current closures only. A full list of seasonal sanitary closures for this area is available.

Subarea Marine biotoxin update (open bivalve species) Sanitary contamination closures (closed to shellfish harvesting)
1-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-5 Clam, Butter;Clam, Razor;Cockles;Scallop, Other;Scallop, Pacific;Scallop, Pink;Scallop, Spiny
1-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species


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Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clam, Razor 1-5 Hand Digging 50/100/-
Clams, All 1-1 to 1-4,1-6,1-7,101 0/0/0
Cockles 1-1 to 1-4,1-6,1-7,101 0/0/0
1-5 Hand Digging, Hand Picking 100/200/-
Geoduck 1,101 0/0/0
Mussel, Blue 1,101 0/0/0
Mussel, California 1 0/0/0
Oyster, Olympia 1,101 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 1,101 0/0/0
Scallop, Weathervane 1-1 to 1-4,1-6,1-7,101 0/0/0
1-5 Diving, Hand Picking 100/200/-
Scallop, all species 1,101 0/0/0
Snail, Moon 1,101 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 1,101 Hand Picking 75/150/-


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Bivalve Species Coastwide Reminder Because of the risk of contamination, you are not allowed to harvest bivalve shellfish (for any purpose) within: (1) 300 metres around industrial, municipal and sewage treatment plant outfall discharges (2) 125 metres around a marina, ferry wharf, floating living accommodation, or any finfish net pen (exceptions described as follows) (3) 25 meters around any floating living accommodation facility located within a shellfish aquaculture tenure where a zero-discharge and appropriate waste management plan is a condition of the Aquaculture Licence and is approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee (4) 0 meters of any finfish net pen within an aquaculture tenure where an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Management Plan approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee is in operation.
Oyster, Pacific Coastwide Reminder To avoid inadvertently harvesting Olympia oysters while you are harvesting Pacific oysters, do not harvest any oyster less than 5 cm in diameter.


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Crab

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Crab, Alaska King 1,101 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open
Crab, Box and Puget Sound King 1,101 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Crab, Dungeness 1,101 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Other 1,101 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Red Rock 1,101 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Shore 1,101 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open


2017-05-02 16:32:08

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Crab Coastwide Gear Restriction
Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Keep navigation channels clear of buoys and lines. Any fishing gear that interferes with safe navigation can be removed under the Navigation Protection Act.
Crab 1,101 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 6.
Crab, Dungeness Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Dungeness crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Dungeness crabs
Crab, Red Rock Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Red Rock crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Red Rock crabs.


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Other invertebrates

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Abalone 1,101 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 1,101 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Barnacles, Goose 1,101 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 1,101 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 1,101 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Other Shellfish species 1,101 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 1,101 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 1,101 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Star, Starfish 1,101 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Urchin 1,101 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp, Ghost 1,101 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 1,101 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open
Squid, All other species 1,101 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Squid, Opal 1,101 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.


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Area closures

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area. The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Learn about restrictions in:

Area closures

Area Type Closure Name
1-1 Rockfish Conservation Area Frederick Island
101 Marine Protected Area Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area
101-1 Rockfish Conservation Area Frederick Island

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Frederick Island Frederick_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 1-1, 101-1 and 142-2 that lie inside a line that: begins at 53°56.246'N 133°17.500'W in water then to 53°56.246'N 133°11.862'W Hope Point then to 53°56.737'N 133°08.036'W Morgan Point then southerly following the shoreline of Graham Island to the intersection with the parallel passing through 53°47.000' north latitude, then to 53°47.000'N 133°10.000'W in water then to the beginning point.


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