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

  • 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

  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
  • Unless otherwise specified below, June 1 - Dec. 31, 2015: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked only.
    • Portion of Subarea 15-1 (Lang Creek): August 15 - October 15, 2015: in that portion of Subarea 15-1 east of a line from Albion Point (locally known as Black Point) to Scotchfir Point: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked.
      FN0486 2015-06-01

Sockeye

  • 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.

Lingcod and Rockfish: 2015 open times and limits

Effective May 1, 2015 - September 30, 2015 fishing will open for:  

  • Lingcod in 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
    • 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) in 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.

FN0337 2015-04-13

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