Area 15 (Powell River/Texada Island)

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
62 cm 2 4 15 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 in-season decisions. June 1 - December 31 Barbless Hook & Line
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

  • Map: 2013 and 2014 chinook and coho openings for Area 15, Powell River area
  • Map: 2013 and 2014 chinook and coho openings for Area 13 and portion of Area 15, Subareas 15-3 to 15-6
  • No retention of chinook:
    • January 1 to September 30 in Toba Inlet easterly of a line from a boundary sign at Snout Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shore
    • June 15 to August 15 in Algerine and Shearwater Passages
      • bounded by a line from the southern most point of Harwood Island southerly to the navigational light on Rebecca Rocks hence northwest to the easterly most point to Vivian Island then northerly to the navigational marker at Mystery Reef then west to the navigational marker on Atrevida Reef then southerly to the northern most point of Harwood Island then along the western shore of Harwood Island back to the point of commencement at the most southerly tip of Harwood Island.
  • Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.

Coho

Sockeye

  • Areas 11 to 21, 24 to 28, 121, 123 to 127 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-10: Effective 23:59 August 15, 2013 until further notice: no fishing for sockeye salmon. FN0741 2013-08-15

Finfish (Other than Salmon)

For finfish limits, check the species and limits table

Halibut: Coastwide limits plus closure and opening dates.

Lingcod and Rockfish: Opening in Areas 13 to 19 and portions of Areas 12, 20 and 29

Fishing for lingcod and rockfish will open May 1 to Sept. 30, 2014:

  • Lingcod:
    • Areas: 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 to 12-48, 13 to 19, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5.
    • Daily limit: 1
    • Possession limit: 2
    • Minimum size limit: 65cm with head on and 53cm for head off including the tail
    • Annual limit: 10
    • Gear: angling (hook and line) and spear fishing while diving.  
    • Areas 28 and 29 (except Subarea 29-5) remain closed to fishing for lingcod, including catch and release.  
  • Rockfish (Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish in the aggregate):
    • Areas: 12 to 19, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5.
    • Daily limit: 1
    • Possession limit: 2
    • No size limit or annual limit.
    • Gear: angling (hook and line) and spear fishing while diving.  
    • Areas 28 and 29 (except Subarea 29-5) remain closed to fishing for rockfish, including catch and release.

FN0313 2014-04-16

Reminder: Fishing for lingcod and rockfish will close October 1, 2013 until further notice:

  • Lingcod in Areas: 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 to 12-48, 13 to 19, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5.
  • Rockfish (Rockfish and Yelloweye Rockfish in the aggregate) in Areas: 12 to 19, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5.

FN0901 2013-09-17

Shellfish

Prawn and shrimp: Closure and opening dates.

The waters within 0.5 nautical miles of Mitlenatch Island, are closed to harvesting clams and oysters, all year.

Due to sanitary contamination concerns, there is no harvesting of bivalve shellfish in:

  • Cranberry Creek
  • Bliss Landing
  • East Refuge Cove
  • Freke Anchorage
  • Frolander Bay
  • Grace Harbour
  • Lang Bay
  • Lund Harbour
  • McRae Cove
  • Northwest Refuge Cove
  • Scuttle Bay to Albion Point
  • Sturt Bay
  • Squirrel Cove
  • Theodosia Inlet
  • May 31 to September 30
    • Allies Island
    • Cortes Bay
    • Grace Harbour
    • Mink Island
    • Squirrel Cove
    • Prideaux Haven
    • Roscoe Bay
    • Tenedos Bay

All Species, Closures and Special Measures

NOTICE TO DIVERS
The following waters are closed to the harvest of all marine life by divers for the preservation of unique underwater habitat:

  • within 0.8 km of Vivian Island, approx. 8 km west of Powell River
  • all waters within 0.5 km of Rebecca Rock, west of Powell River
  • all waters within 0.5 km of Dinner Rock, just south of Lund
  • all waters adjacent to the unnamed reef off Emmonds Beach, approx. 6 km south of Lund
  • all waters within 1.3 km of Mitlenatch Island, in the upper Strait of Georgia
  • all waters within a 0.5 km radius of the southerly end of the Beach Garden Breakwater

Rockfish Conservation Areas

RCAs are closed to all recreational fishing except:

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