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: 2014 and 2015 coho and chinook openings for Area 15, Powell River
  • Map: 2014 and 2015 coho and chinook openings for Area 13 and portion of Area 15
  • 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

  • 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

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