Area 11 and 111 (Cape Caution/Bramham Point)

Salmon Limits, Openings and Closures

  • Combined daily limit for all salmon species from all waters: 4
  • Coastwide daily limit for chinook: 2

Salmon Limits, Openings & Closures
Species Min Size Daily Limit Possession Limit Annual Limit Season Gear
Chinook
Additional info
45 cm 2 4 30 April 1 - March 31 Barbless Hook & Line
Chum 30 cm 4 8 N/A April 1 - March 31 Barbless Hook & Line
Hatchery Coho
(Marked)
30 cm 2 4 N/A June 1 - December 31 Barbless Hook & Line
Wild Coho 30 cm See below for details. June 1 - December 31  
Pink 30 cm 4 8 N/A April 1 - March 31 Barbless Hook & Line
Sockeye
30 cm See below for in-season decisions. April 1 - March 31 Barbless Hook & Line
  • Only a single barbless hook may be used in the tidal portions of all streams.

Chinook

Coho

  • Map: 2014 and 2015 coho and chinook openings for Area 11, Queen Charlotte Sound Area
  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
    • Areas 11, 111 and Subareas 12-3 to 12-15, 12-17 to 12-48 and 12-16 with the exception of Hardy Bay listed below: June 27 - Dec. 31, 2014: 2 coho per day, hatchery marked or unmarked.
    • Subareas 12-1 and 12-2: June 27 - Dec. 31, 2014: 2 coho per day, 1 may be unmarked.
    • Portion of Subarea 12-16 (Hardy Bay): in that portion of Subarea 12-16 (Hardy Bay) inside of line from Duval to Daphne Point: Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014: 4 hatchery marked coho per day.

    FN0550 2014-06-26

  • April 1 to December 31: In subareas 11-3 to 11-10 (inside of the Nakwakto Rapids), the daily limit for coho is two.

Sockeye

  • October 6, 2014 until further notice: no retention of sockeye in:

    • Areas 11, 111, 12 and 13 (Queen Charlotte Sound, Queen Charlotte Strait, Johnstone Strait and Discovery Passage)
    • Areas 14 to 19 (Strait of Georgia)
    • Area 20 (Juan de Fuca Strait)
    • Areas 121 and 123 to 127 (West Coast of Vancouver Island)
    • Subarea 28-1, 28-2, and 28-7 (portions of Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet)
    • Area 29 (Strait of Georgia and Fraser River downstream of Mission BC).

    FN1098 2014-10-03

  • August 1st, 2014 until further notice: daily limit of 4 sockeye per day in those waters open to salmon fishing in:

    • Areas 11, 111, 12 and 13 (Queen Charlotte Sound, Queen Charlotte Strait, Johnstone Strait and Discovery Passage)
    • Areas 14 to 15, 17 to 19 (Strait of Georgia)
    • Area 20 (Juan de Fuca Strait)
    • Areas 121 and 123 to 127 (West Coast of Vancouver Island) Note: Area 23 is currently open to the retention of sockeye
    • Subarea 28-1 28-2 and 28-7 (portions of Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet)
    • Subareas 29-1 to 29-5 (Strait of Georgia)
    • Sockeye retention is not permitted in:
      • Area 16
      • Subarea 29-8 (Boundary Bay).

    FN0720 2014-07-30

Finfish (Other than Salmon)

For finfish limits, check the species and limits table

Halibut: Coastwide limits plus closure and opening dates.

Shellfish

Area 11 and 111 are closed for the harvest of bivalve shellfish due to the high risk of PSP and ASP contamination.

All Species, Closures and Special Measures

Rockfish Conservation Areas

Scott Islands
Storm Islands

RCAs are closed to all recreational fishing except:

  • invertebrates by hand picking or dive
  • crab by trap
  • shrimp/prawn by trap
  • smelt by gillnet