Area 121

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
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
30 cm 2 4 N/A June 1 - December 31 Barbless Hook & Line
Wild Coho See below for in-season decisions. June 1 - December 31  
Pink 30 cm 4 8 N/A April 1 - March 31 Barbless Hook & Line
30 cm See below for in-season decisions. April 1 - March 31 Barbless Hook & Line


  • Map: 2015 coho and chinook openings for Areas 21/ 22/ 121, Nitinat / Swiftsure Bank
  • Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
  • Unless otherwise indicated below: daily limit of 2 chinook salmon with a minimum size of 45 cm.
    • Aug. 1 - Oct. 15:
      • daily limit of 2 chinook, only 1 may be greater than 77 cm in: that portion of Area 21, seaward of a line from the boundary sign about 1 mile southeast of Tsusiat Falls, then to a point near Clo-oose at coordinates 48 degrees 38.842N, 124 degrees 49.928W.
      • Shoreward of this line: daily limit of 2 chinook with a minimum size limit of 45 cm.

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  • In-season sockeye management decisions will be posted here.

Finfish (Other than Salmon)

For finfish limits, check the species and limits table

Halibut: Coastwide limits plus closure and opening dates.

Please note: Area 121: No person shall fish for or retain halibut, rockfish and lingcod in Area 121 outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.000 minutes and 125 degrees 17.386 minutes W and continues south easterly at a bearing of 116 degrees True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327 minutes and 125 degrees 01.687 minutes W.

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Map: Finfish closure Area 121


Area 121 is closed to the harvest of all bivalve molluscs.

All Species, Closures and Special Measures

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve closed to scuba and skin diving for all species, all year. Includes all tidal waters within the park.

The waters of Swiftsure Bank are closed to all finfish, all year

  • inside a line from 48°34.00'N and 125°06.00'W, thence to 48°34.00'N and 124°54.20'W, thence to 48°29.62'N and 124°43.40'W, thence following the International Boundary between Canada and the U.S. to 48°29.55'N and 124°56.20'W, thence in a straight line to the point of commencement.

Map: Swiftsure Bank Closure

Rockfish Conservation Areas

Pachena Point
Dare Point

RCAs are closed to all recreational fishing except:
  • invertebrates by hand picking or dive
  • crab by trap
  • shrimp/prawn by trap
  • smelt by gillnet