Area 16 (Sechelt Inlet/Jervis Inlet/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

Coho

  • Map: 2013 and 2014 chinook and coho openings for Area 16, Sechelt and Pender Harbour
  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
  • Subarea 16-5 and Portion of Subarea 16-6 (Sechelt Inlet and Porpoise Bay): in Subarea 16-5 and a portion of Subarea 16-6 (Sechelt Inlet and Porpoise Bay), southerly of a line from Nine Mile Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shore: June 1 - December 31, 2013: four coho, hatchery marked or unmarked. FN0445 2013-05-31

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.

Crab restrictions

  • The waters of Gunboat Bay inside a line from the B.C. Hydro lines at the entrance to Gunboat Bay, are closed to harvesting crab, all year.
  • It is prohibited to use any gear other than ring nets or dip nets
    • in Pender Harbour, east of a line between Henry Point and Francis Peninsula; and

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

  • Blind Bay
  • Churchill Bay
  • Gillies Bay
  • Halfmoon Bay
  • Home Bay
  • Lena Bay
  • Long Bay
  • North Nelson Island
  • Pender Harbour
  • Poise Island
  • Porpoise Bay
  • Saltery Bay
  • Secret Cove
  • Silversands Creek
  • Skwawka River
  • Squitty Bay
  • Thunder Bay
  • Vancouver Bay
  • unnamed bay east of Four Mile Point
  • unnamed bay in Skookumchuck Narrows
  • May 31 to September 30
    • Buccaneer Bay
    • Princess Louisa Inlet
    • Smuggler's Cove

All Species, Closures and Special Measures

Closed to fishing for all finfish, June 15 to September 15:

  • The waters at the mouth of Sakinaw Creek, east of a line between boundary signs on the north and south sides of Sakinaw Bay.

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