Area 15 (Powell River, Texada Island)

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Management area 15
Salmon

Salmon

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Chinook Salmon 15 62cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/15 Open
Chum Salmon 15 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) 15 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31
Coho Salmon (Wild) 15 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non Retention until Dec 31
Pink Salmon 15 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Sockeye Salmon 15 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non Retention


2017-08-16 00:09:17

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 4
Chinook Salmon Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 2
Toba Inlet Non Retention
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
Coho Salmon (Wild) 15-1 Black Point Daily Limit Pieces 2
Minimum Size (cm) 30 cm
Possession Limit Pieces 4

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Toba Inlet Toba Inlet easterly of a line from a boundary sign at Snout Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shore


2017-08-16 00:08:07

Other finfish

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Herring 15 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Eulachon 15 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 15 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 15 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 15 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 15 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 15 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 15 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, Albacore 15 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Tuna, All other species 15 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 15 0/0/0 Non Retention
Codfish 15 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open
Greenling 15 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 15 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/6 Open until Dec 31
Lingcod 15 65cm Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/10 Open until Sep 30
Perch 15 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Rockfish, All Species Combined 15 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/- Open until Sep 30
Sablefish 15 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 15 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 15 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 15 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 15 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 15 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 15 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 15 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non Retention
Trout (Hatchery) 15 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open
Trout (Wild) 15 0/-/- Non Retention
Wolf Eel 15 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non Retention


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 15 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 15 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 15 Maximum Length Head On (cm) 133 cm
Reminder Only one (1) of the two (2) halibut in your possession may be greater than 83 cm in overall length. The licence holder shall record immediately in ink on their licence all retained halibut caught in any Management Area.
Perch 15 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, Bocaccio Coastwide Reminder Management measures to rebuild bocaccio rockfish are being considered. Notice of future measures to rebuild bocaccio will be posted here. Details
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) Coastwide Reminder trout means brook trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, lake trout, rainbow trout or steelhead.


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Bivalve shellfish

Bivalve shellfish (and snails)

Before harvesting bivalve shellfish from this area learn about when and where you can harvest. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Step 1: marine biotoxin and sanitary contamination closures

  • Check for contamination in the subarea where you plan to harvest.

Bivalve shellfish have two hinged shells. Because they feed by filtering microscopic plankton from the water, changes in water quality can cause unsafe marine biotoxins, bacteria, or viruses to build up in their tissue. Snails can also accumulate toxins and pollutants.

Step 2: species regulations and restrictions

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area (sponge reef closure, MPA, RCA). The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Bivalve shellfish contamination

The contamination table displays current closures only. A full list of seasonal sanitary closures for this area is available.

Subarea Marine biotoxin update (open bivalve species) Sanitary contamination closures (closed to shellfish harvesting)
15-1 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
15-2 Clam, Horse;Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Geoduck;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
15-3 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All
15-4 Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All;Scallop, Other;Scallop, Pacific;Scallop, Pink;Scallop, Spiny
15-5
  • 15-5.A: Closed to All Bivalve Species
  • 15-5.C: Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All;Scallop, Other;Scallop, Pacific;Scallop, Pink;Scallop, Spiny
  • 15-5.B: Clam, Littleneck;Clam, Manila;Mussels, All;Oysters, All;Scallop, Other;Scallop, Pacific;Scallop, Pink;Scallop, Spiny
15-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species


2017-07-31 14:40:16

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clam, Butter 15 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Horse 15 Hand Digging 6/12/-
Clam, Littleneck 15 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clam, Manila 15 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clam, Razor 15 Hand Digging 12/24/-
Clam, Softshell 15 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Varnish 15 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clams, All 15 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Cockles 15 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Geoduck 15 Hand Digging, Hand Picking 3/6/-
Mussel, Blue 15 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Mussel, California 15 Hand Picking 25/50/-
Oyster, Olympia 15 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 15 Hand Picking 15/30/-
Scallop, Pink and Spiny 15 Diving, Hand Picking 75/150/-
Scallop, Rock 15 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Scallop, Weathervane 15 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Snail, Moon 15 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 15 Hand Picking 75/150/-


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Bivalve Species Coastwide Reminder Because of the risk of contamination, you are not allowed to harvest bivalve shellfish (for any purpose) within: (1) 300 metres around industrial, municipal and sewage treatment plant outfall discharges (2) 125 metres around a marina, ferry wharf, floating living accommodation, or any finfish net pen (exceptions described as follows) (3) 25 meters around any floating living accommodation facility located within a shellfish aquaculture tenure where a zero-discharge and appropriate waste management plan is a condition of the Aquaculture Licence and is approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee (4) 0 meters of any finfish net pen within an aquaculture tenure where an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Management Plan approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee is in operation.
Strait of Georgia Dive Closures Closed
Mitlenatch Island Closed
Clams, All 15 Gear Restriction It is illegal to use any mechanical apparatus or dredge for harvesting clams.
Reminder Clam harvesters are encouraged to fill in holes to reduce predation on exposed juvenile clams.
Mussels, All 15 Reminder Combined daily limit for all mussel species is 75.
Oyster, Pacific Coastwide Reminder To avoid inadvertently harvesting Olympia oysters while you are harvesting Pacific oysters, do not harvest any oyster less than 5 cm in diameter.
15 Packaging and Transporting Harvesters are encouraged to shuck oysters on the beach and leave the shells there, or return oyster shells to the beach from where you collected them whenever possible. In order to avoid the transfer of European green crab, please dispose of any oyster shell harvested from the west coast of Vancouver Island back to the beach from where it came or with your household garbage. Consult your local DFO Office. You will need permission to harvest oysters from marked oyster farms.
Snail, Moon 15 Reminder Moon snails may be subject to PSP, check for closures. Consult your local DFO office for details.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Mitlenatch Island Waters within 0.5 nautical miles of Mitlenatch Island.
Strait of Georgia Dive Closures These 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 within a 0.5 km radius of the southerly end of the Beach Garden Breakwater.


2017-07-11 17:26:29

Crab

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Crab, Alaska King 15 0/0/0 Closed
Crab, Box and Puget Sound King 15 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Crab, Dungeness 15 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Other 15 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Red Rock 15 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Shore 15 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open


2017-07-27 18:30:03

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Crab Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Keep navigation channels clear of buoys and lines. Any fishing gear that interferes with safe navigation can be removed under the Navigation Protection Act.
Crab Coastwide Gear Restriction
15 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 4.
Strait of Georgia Dive Closures Closed
Crab, Dungeness Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Dungeness crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Dungeness crabs
Crab, Red Rock Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Red Rock crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Red Rock crabs.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Strait of Georgia Dive Closures These 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 within a 0.5 km radius of the southerly end of the Beach Garden Breakwater.


2017-07-11 17:20:29

Other invertebrates

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Abalone 15 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 15 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Barnacles, Goose 15 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 15 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 15 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Other Shellfish species 15 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 15 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 15 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Star, Starfish 15 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Urchin 15 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp, Ghost 15 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 15 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open
Squid, All other species 15 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Squid, Opal 15 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open


2017-07-27 17:44:51

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Other Invertebrates Strait of Georgia Dive Closures Closed
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction Traps must be marked with floating tag or buoy that has your name on it. This includes traps tied to a boat or dock or fished from shore.
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Strait of Georgia Dive Closures These 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 within a 0.5 km radius of the southerly end of the Beach Garden Breakwater.


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Area closures

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area. The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Learn about restrictions in:

Area closures

Area Type Closure Name
15-2 Rockfish Conservation Area Dinner Rock
Mitlenatch Island
15-3 Rockfish Conservation Area Copeland Islands
Mitlenatch Island
15-5 Rockfish Conservation Area Desolation Sound
Pendrell Sound
Teakerne Arm

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Copeland Islands Copeland_Islands.png In Subarea 15-3 those waters in the vicinity of the Copeland Islands that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°02.700' N 124°52.600' W in water then to 50°03.0 50o03.000'N 124°51.800' W in water then to 50°02.030' N 124°49.700' W in water then to 49°59.700' N 124°47.500' W in water then to 49°58.900' N 124°49.000' W in water then to the beginning point. This includes all the waters of the Copeland Islands Marine Park shown on Chart No. 3538, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service of the Department.
Desolation Sound Desolation_Sound.png Those waters of Subarea 15-5 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°08.500'N 124°46.915'W Redonda Island then to 50°09.400'N 124°39.160'W Price Point then following the shoreline in a southwesterly direction to 50°04.500'N 124°48.332'W Zephine Head then to 50°04.750'N 124°50.413'W Kinghorn Island then following the northeasterly shoreline of Kinghorn Island to 50°05.277'N 124°50.976'W Kinghorn Island then to 50°06.948'N 124°50.982'W Refuge Cove Light then northeasterly following the shoreline to the beginning point.
Dinner Rock Dinner_Rock.png Those waters of Subarea 15-2 that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°56.897'N 124°43.131'W near Dinner Rock then to 49°56.300'N 124°44.000'W in water then to 49°54.900'N 124°41.200'W in water then to 49°55.600'N 124°40.174'W shoreline then northwesterly following the shoreline to the beginning point
Mitlenatch Island Mitlenatch_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 13-1, 14-13, 15-2 and 15-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°58.500'N 125°01.900'W in water then to 49°58.500'N 124°58.100'W in water then to 49°55.500'N 124°58.100'W in water then to 49°55.500'N 125°01.900'W in water then to the beginning point
Pendrell Sound Pendrell_Sound.png In Subarea 15-5 the waters of Pendrell Sound that lie northerly of a line: From 50°12.590'N 124°45.500'W Walter Point To 50°12.300'N 124°44.800'W Durnham Point
Teakerne Arm Teakerne_Arm.png Those waters of Teakerne Arm in Subarea 15-5 that lie easterly of the meridian passing through 124°54.000' west longitude.


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