Area 19 (Victoria, Sidney)

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Management area 19
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 19-1 to 19-4 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/20 Open
19-5 to 19-12 62cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/15 Open
Chum Salmon 19 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) 19 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31
Coho Salmon (Wild) 19 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non Retention until Dec 31
Pink Salmon 19 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Sockeye Salmon 19 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non Retention


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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
Strait of Georgia Fraser chinook (expanded area) Daily Limit Pieces 2
Maximum Size (cm) 85 cm
Minimum Size (cm) 62 cm
Possession Limit Pieces 4
Chinook Salmon (Wild) Cadboro Pt to Sombrio Pt Maximum Size (cm) 85 cm
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Cadboro Pt to Sombrio Pt Subareas 19-1 to 19-4, 20-4 to to 20-7
Strait of Georgia Fraser chinook (expanded area) **(Note: area expanded to include a portion of 29-3) Subareas 18-1 to 18-6, 18-9 and 18-11, 19-5, and those portions of Subareas 29-3 to 29-5 that lie southeasterly of a line from a point on the east side of Valdes Island located at 49 degrees 05.562'N and 123 degrees 39.989'W then extending approximately 57 degrees True to the North Arm Jetty Light located at 49 degrees 15.440'N and 123 degrees 16.778'W.


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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 19 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Eulachon 19 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 19 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 19 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 19 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 19 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 19 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 19 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, Albacore 19 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Tuna, All other species 19 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 19 0/0/0 Non Retention
Codfish 19 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open
Greenling 19 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 19 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/6 Open until Dec 31
Lingcod 19 65cm Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/10 Open until Sep 30
Perch 19 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Rockfish, All Species Combined 19 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/- Open until Sep 30
Sablefish 19 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 19 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 19 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 19 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 19 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 19 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 19 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 19 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non Retention
Trout (Hatchery) 19 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open
Trout (Wild) 19 0/-/- Non Retention
Wolf Eel 19 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non Retention


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 19 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 19 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 19 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 19 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, All Species Combined Esquimalt Harbour Health Canada Advisory Recommended maximum consumption per week of rockfish muscle: Toddlers (1-4 yrs) 182g (1.5 meals), adults 825g (5 meals)
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

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Esquimalt Harbour Subarea 19-2


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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)
19-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
19-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species


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Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clam, Butter 19 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Horse 19 Hand Digging 6/12/-
Clam, Littleneck 19 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clam, Manila 19 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clam, Razor 19 Hand Digging 12/24/-
Clam, Softshell 19 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Varnish 19 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clams, All 19 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Cockles 19 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Geoduck 19 Hand Digging, Hand Picking 3/6/-
Mussel, Blue 19 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Mussel, California 19 Hand Picking 25/50/-
Oyster, Olympia 19 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 19 Hand Picking 15/30/-
Scallop, Pink and Spiny 19 Diving, Hand Picking 75/150/-
Scallop, Rock 19 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Scallop, Weathervane 19 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Snail, Moon 19 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 19 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.
Cadboro Point Closed
Ten Mile Point Closed
Ogden Point Closed
Clams, All 19 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 19 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.
19 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 19 Reminder Moon snails may be subject to PSP, check for closures. Consult your local DFO office for details.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Cadboro Point Those waters within 0.4 nautical miles of the Cadboro Point navigation light.
Ogden Point Those waters inside a line from the navigation light at the western end of Ogden Point Causeway, then to Brotchie Ledge Light, then to Holland Point on Vancouver Island.
Ten Mile Point Those waters within 0.5 nautical miles of Ten Mile Point.


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Saanich Inlet prawn and shrimp fishing closure

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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 19 0/0/0 Closed
Crab, Box and Puget Sound King 19 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Crab, Dungeness 19 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Other 19 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Red Rock 19 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Shore 19 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Crab Coastwide Gear Restriction
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 19 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 4.
Victoria Harbour Dioxin Contamination (g/w) Consumption of crab hepatopancreas should not exceed 135g/week
Cadboro Point Closed
Ten Mile Point Closed
Ogden Point Closed
Crab, All Species Combined Sidney/Cordova Gear Restriction Use 27 cm diametre (or larger) brightly coloured buoys in Sidney and Cordova Channels, an area bounded on the south by a line from Cowichan Head to D"Arcy Shoals to the southernmost point of Sidney Island. The northern boundary extends from a point on the Saanich Peninsula shoreline due east to the light on the north end of James Island, east to northeasterly to the light on the U2 navigation buoy in Sidney Channel, then true east to Sidney Island. ?Larger buoys are being tested by both commercial and recreational crab fishers in these channels to improve visibility.
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, Dungeness Esquimalt Harbour Health Canada Advisory Recommended maximum consumption per week of dungeness crab muscle: Toddlers (1-4 yrs) 200g (3 meals), adults 905g (8 meals)
Esquimalt Harbour Health Canada Advisory Recommended maximum consumption per week of dungeness crab hepatopancreas: Toddlers (1-4 yrs) 24g (1 meal), adults 109g (5 meals)
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.
Crab, Red Rock Esquimalt Harbour Health Canada Advisory Recommended maximum consumption per week of red rock crab hepatopancreas: Toddlers (1-4 yrs) 22g (1 meal), adults 102g (4 meals)
Esquimalt Harbour Health Canada Advisory Recommended maximum consumption per week of red rock crab muscle: Toddlers (1-4 yrs) 416g (6 meals), adults 1879g (18 meals)

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Cadboro Point Those waters within 0.4 nautical miles of the Cadboro Point navigation light.
Esquimalt Harbour Subarea 19-2
Ogden Point Those waters inside a line from the navigation light at the western end of Ogden Point Causeway, then to Brotchie Ledge Light, then to Holland Point on Vancouver Island.
Sidney/Cordova Sidney/Cordova
Ten Mile Point Those waters within 0.5 nautical miles of Ten Mile Point.
Victoria Harbour Waters of Victoria Harbour north of a line from Macaulay Point to the navigation light at the western end of the Ogden Point breakwater to a line from Chapman Point southwesterly to the opposite shore


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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 19 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 19 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Barnacles, Goose 19 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 19 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 19 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Other Shellfish species 19 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 19 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 19 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Star, Starfish 19 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Urchin 19 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp, Ghost 19 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 19 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open
Squid, All other species 19 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Squid, Opal 19 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Other Invertebrates Ogden Point Closed
Cadboro Point Closed
Ten Mile Point Closed
Sea Urchin Esquimalt Harbour Health Canada Advisory Recommended maximum consumption per week of sea urchin row: Toddlers (1-4 yrs) 288g (6 meals), adults 1302g (28 meals)
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Cadboro Point Those waters within 0.4 nautical miles of the Cadboro Point navigation light.
Esquimalt Harbour Subarea 19-2
Ogden Point Those waters inside a line from the navigation light at the western end of Ogden Point Causeway, then to Brotchie Ledge Light, then to Holland Point on Vancouver Island.
Ten Mile Point Those waters within 0.5 nautical miles of Ten Mile Point.


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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
19 Area of Interest Race Rocks Area of Interest
19-3 Rockfish Conservation Area Duntze Head (Royal Roads)
Race Rocks
Trial Island
19-4 Rockfish Conservation Area D'Arcy Island to Beaumont Shoal
Discovery - Chatham Islands
Trial Island
19-5 Rockfish Conservation Area Brethour, Domville, Forrest, Gooch Islands
Coal Island
D'Arcy Island to Beaumont Shoal
19-8 Rockfish Conservation Area Brentwood Bay
19-11 Rockfish Conservation Area Mid Finlayson Arm

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Brentwood Bay Brentwood_Bay.png Those waters of Subarea 19-8 that lie inside a line that: begins at 48°34.788'N 123°28.220'W Sluggett Point then to 48°34.647'N 123°29.222'W Willis Point then to 48°35.300'N 123°29.500'W in water then to 48°35.900'N 123°29.500'W in water then to 48°35.877'N 123°28.852'W Henderson Point then southerly following the shoreline to the beginning point.
Brethour, Domville, Forrest, Gooch Islands Brethour,_Domville,_Forrest,_Gooch_Islands.png Those waters of Subareas 18-6 and 19-5 that lie inside a line that: begins at 48°41.650'N 123°19.978'W Imrie Island then to 48°41.088'N 123°17.622'W Arachne Reef Light then following the boundary line between Subarea 18-6 and 19-5 to the intersection with the International Boundary between the United States and Canada, then following the International Boundary in a southerly direction to the intersection with the parallel passing through 48°39.800' north latitude, then to 48°39.738'N 123°16.551'W Tom Point then to 48°38.989'N 123°18.081'W South Cod Reef Buoy then to 48°39.400'N 123°19.645'W Forrest Island then following the northerly shoreline of Forrest Island to 48°39.963'N 123°20.467'W Forrest Island then to 48°40.865'N 123°20.410'W Greig Island Daybeacon then to the beginning point.
Coal Island Coal_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 18-6 and 19-5 that lie inside a line that: begins at 48°41.278'N 123°24.124'W Swartz Head then to 48°41.474'N 123°23.289'W Fir Cone Point Light then following the westerly shoreline of Coal Island to 48°40.753'N 123°22.626'W west of Kamai Point then to 48°40.232'N 123°22.669'W Little Shell Island then to 48°40.047'N 123°23.859'W Armstrong Point then westerly following the shoreline to 48°40.179'N 123°24.273'W Tsehum Harbour Breakwater then to 48°40.478'N 123°23.804'W Curteis Point then northerly following the shoreline to the beginning point.
D'Arcy Island to Beaumont Shoal D'Arcy_Island_to_Beaumont_Shoal.png Those waters of Subareas 19-4 and 19-5 that lie inside a line that: begins at 48°34.271'N 123°16.687'W D'Arcy Island then to 48°34.325'N 123°16.157'W Little D'Arcy Island then true east to the intersection with the International Boundary between the United States and Canada, then southerly following the International Boundary to the intersection with the parallel passing through 48°24.400' north latitude, then to 48°26.800'N 123°11.500'W in water then to 48°32.400'N 123°14.900'W in water then to 48°32.400'N 123°17.100'W in water then to 48°33.922'N 123°17.100'W D'Arcy Island Light then following the southerly shore of D'Arcy Island to the beginning point.
Discovery - Chatham Islands Discovery-Chatham_Islands.png Those waters of Subarea 19-4 that lie inside a line that: begins at 48°26.875'N 123°14.378'W Fulford Reef North Cardinal Buoy VK then to 48°26.000'N 123°13.700'W in water then to 48°25.400'N 123°13.333'W in water then to 48°25.407'N 123°13.500'W Sea Bird Point then westerly following the northerly shoreline of Discovery Island to 48°25.458'N 123°14.949'W Discovery Island then to 48°25.831'N 123°15.311'W Chatham Islands then to 48°26.100'N 123°15.532'W Chatham Islands then to 48°26.300'N 123°15.700'W Channel Point then to 48°26.550'N 123°15.300'W in water then to the beginning point; and those waters of Rudlin Bay that lie northerly of a line: from 48°25.176'N 123°14.245'W Commodore Point to 48°25.313'N 123°13.641'W Discovery Island
Duntze Head (Royal Roads) Duntze_Head_(Royal_Roads).png Those waters of Subarea 19-3 that lie inside or shoreward of a line that: begins at 48°25.854'N 123°26.375'W Duntze Head then to 48°25.550'N 123°26.500'W in water then to 48°25.150'N 123°25.400'W in water then to 48°25.311'N 123°25.208'W Saxe Point
Mid Finlayson Arm Mid_Finlayson_Arm.png Those waters of Subarea 19-11 that lie inside a line that: begins at 48°30.900'N 123°32.145'W east of Christmas Point then true west to 48°30.900'N 123°32.400'W in water then to 48°31.400'N 123°32.400'W in water then to 48°32.000'N 123°32.750'W in water then to 48°32.800'N 123°32.900'W in water then true east to Elbow Point, then following the shoreline in a southerly direction to the beginning point.
Race Rocks Those waters of Subareas 19-3 and 20-5 that lie inside the 40 metre contour line surrounding Great Race Rock and Rosedale Rock as shown on Chart No. 3461, published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service of the Department.
Trial Island Trial_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 19-3 and 19-4 that lie inside a line that: begins at 48°24.600'N 123°18.533'W in water then to 48°24.370'N 123°17.900'W in water then to 48°23.800'N 123°18.050'W in water then true west to 48°23.800'N 123°18.600'W in water then to the beginning point.


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