Areas 2, 102, 130 and 142 (Haida Gwaii)

Area map

Area maps

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Area 2 - Graham Island: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 2 - Moresby Island: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 102: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 130: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 142: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

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 2,102,142 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open
130 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open
Chum Salmon 2,102,142 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
130 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 2,102,142 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
130 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Pink Salmon 2,102,142 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
130 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Sockeye Salmon 2,102,142 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
130 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 4
Copper River estuary / Pallant Creek estuary Gear Restriction Hook with single point
Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii Gear Restriction Hook with Single Point
Chinook Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 2
Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii Daily Limit Pieces 2
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
Pink Salmon Tidal waters of the Tlell River Non Retention
Sockeye Salmon Fairfax Inlet Non Retention
Skidegate Inlet Non Retention

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Copper River estuary / Pallant Creek estuary That portion of Subarea 2-2 shoreward of a straight line between two boundary signs located on either side of Copper River estuary; and that portion of Subarea 2-4 shoreward of a straight line between two boundary signs located on either side of Pallant Creek estuary (in Area 2).
Fairfax Inlet The waters of Fairfax Inlet shoreward of a line from Magneson Point to Reid Point (in Area 2).
Skidegate Inlet The waters west of a line from Lawn Point to Gray Point (in Area 2).
Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii The tidal portion of all streams flowing into Areas 1, 2 and 102.
Tidal waters of the Tlell River Tidal waters of the Tlell River


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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 2,102,130,142 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Eulachon 2,102,130,142 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 2,102,130,142 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 2,102,130,142 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 2,102,130,142 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 2,102,130,142 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 2,102,130,142 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, Albacore 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Tuna, All other species 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 2,102,130,142 0/0/0 Non Retention
Codfish 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open
Greenling 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/6 Open until Dec 31
Lingcod 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15
Perch 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Rockfish, All Species Combined 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open until Nov 15
Rockfish, Yelloweye 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/- Open until Nov 15
Sablefish 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 2,102,130,142 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 2,102,130,142 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non Retention
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 2,102,130,142 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open
Wolf Eel 2,102,130,142 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non Retention


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 2,102,130,142 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 2,102,130,142 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 2,102,130,142 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 2,102,130,142 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) 2,102,130,142 Oversize Daily Limit Pieces - Included in Daily Limit 1
Oversize Length 50 cm
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) Tidal waters of the Tlell River Non Retention

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Tidal waters of the Tlell River Tidal waters of the Tlell River


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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)
2-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-14 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-15 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-16 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-17 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-18 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-19 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-31 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-32 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-33 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-34 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-35 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-36 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-37 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-38 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-39 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-40 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-41 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-42 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-43 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-44 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-45 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-46 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-47 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-48 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-49 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-50 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-51 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-52 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-53 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-54 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-55 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-56 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-57 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-58 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-59 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-60 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-61 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-62 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-63 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-64 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-65 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-66 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-67 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-68 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-69 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-70 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-71 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-72 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-73 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-74 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-75 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-76 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-77 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-78 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-79 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-80 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-81 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-82 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-83 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-84 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-85 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-86 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-87 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-88 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-89 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-90 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-91 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-92 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-93 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-94 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-95 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-96 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-97 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-98 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-99 Closed to All Bivalve Species
2-100 Closed to All Bivalve Species
102-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
102-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
102-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
130-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
130-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
130-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
142-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
142-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species


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Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clams, All 2,102,130,142 0/0/0
Cockles 2,102,130,142 0/0/0
Geoduck 2,102,130,142 0/0/0
Mussel, Blue 2,102,130,142 0/0/0
Mussel, California 2 0/0/0
Oyster, Olympia 2,102,130,142 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 2,102,130,142 0/0/0
Scallop, Weathervane 2,102 0/0/0
Scallop, all species 2,102,130,142 0/0/0
Snail, Moon 2,102,130,142 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 2,102,130,142 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.
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.


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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 2,102 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open
Crab, Box and Puget Sound King 2,102,130,142 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Crab, Dungeness 2,102 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Other 2,102,130,142 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Red Rock 2,102 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Shore 2,102,130,142 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 2,102,130,142 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 6.
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.


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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 2,102,130,142 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 2,102,130,142 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Barnacles, Goose 2,102,130,142 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 2,102,130,142 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 2,102,130,142 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Other Shellfish species 2,102,130,142 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 2,102,130,142 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 2,102,130,142 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Star, Starfish 2,102,130,142 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Urchin 2,102,130,142 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp, Ghost 2,102,130,142 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 2,102,130,142 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open
Squid, All other species 2,102,130,142 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Squid, Opal 2,102,130,142 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.


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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
2-8 Rockfish Conservation Area Lyell Island
2-11 Rockfish Conservation Area Lyell Island
2-13 National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Burnaby Narrows
2-16 National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Burnaby Narrows
2-19 National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Cape Saint James
2-31 Rockfish Conservation Area South Moresby
National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - SGang Gwaay
2-32 Rockfish Conservation Area South Moresby
2-33 Rockfish Conservation Area South Moresby
National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Louscoone Estuary
2-34 Rockfish Conservation Area South Moresby
National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Louscoone Estuary
2-35 Rockfish Conservation Area South Moresby
2-36 Rockfish Conservation Area South Moresby
2-37 Rockfish Conservation Area South Moresby
National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Flamingo Estuary
2-41 National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Gowgaia Estuary
102-3 National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Cape Saint James
130-3 National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Cape Saint James
142 Marine Protected Area Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area
142-1 National Marine Conservation Area Reserve Gwaii Haanas - Cape Saint James
Gwaii Haanas - SGang Gwaay
142-2 Rockfish Conservation Area Frederick Island

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Frederick Island Frederick_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 1-1, 101-1 and 142-2 that lie inside a line that: begins at 53°56.246'N 133°17.500'W in water then to 53°56.246'N 133°11.862'W Hope Point then to 53°56.737'N 133°08.036'W Morgan Point then southerly following the shoreline of Graham Island to the intersection with the parallel passing through 53°47.000' north latitude, then to 53°47.000'N 133°10.000'W in water then to the beginning point.
Gwaii Haanas - Burnaby Narrows Gwaii_Haanas-Burnaby_Narrows.jpeg Those waters of Subareas 2-13 and 2-16 inside a line commencing at 52º23.049' N 131º23.438' W. Easterly to a point 52º23.077' N 131º22.908' W then following the southern shoreline of Kat Island easterly to a point 52º23.107' N 131º22.274' W then east to a point 52º23.295' N 131º21.34' W then following the western shoreline of Burnaby Island southerly to a point 52º20.951' N 131º20.509'W then west to a point 52º20.733' N 131º21.072' W then northerly following the eastern shoreline of Moresby Island back to the point of commencement.
Gwaii Haanas - Cape Saint James Gwaii_Haanas-Cape_Saint_James.jpeg Those waters of Subareas 2-19, 102-3, 130-3 and 142-1 inside a line commencing at 51º56.523' N 131º01.522' W. Southwesterly to a point 51º55.627' N 131º02.574' W then southeasterly to a point 51º52.500' N 130º57.919' W then southerly to a point 51º51.676' N 130º57.805' W then southeasterly to a point 51º50.349' N 130º56.442' W then northeasterly to a point 51º51.062' N 130º54.717' W then northerly to a point 51º53.888' N 130º55.608' W then northwesterly to a point 51º58.671' N 130º59.464' W then westerly to a point 51º58.743' N 131º00.606' W then westerly following the southern shoreline of Kungit Island back to the point of commencement.
Gwaii Haanas - Flamingo Estuary Gwaii_Haanas-Flamingo_Estuary.jpeg Those waters of Subarea 2-37 north of a line drawn from 52º14.456' north latitude and 131º22.234' west longitude southeasterly to 52º14.246' north latitude and 131º21.489' west longitude.
Gwaii Haanas - Gowgaia Estuary Gwaii_Haanas-Gowgaia_Estuary.jpeg Those waters of Subarea 2-41 east of a line drawn from 52º24.944' north latitude and 131º32.138' west longitude southeasterly to 52º24.238' north latitude and 131º32.024' west longitude.
Gwaii Haanas - Louscoone Estuary Gwaii_Haanas-Louscoone_Estuary.jpeg Those waters of Subareas 2-33 and 2-34 north of a line drawn from 52º11.836' north latitude and 131º15.658' west longitude easterly to 52º12.271' north latitude and 131º14.594' west longitude.
Gwaii Haanas - SGang Gwaay Gwaii_Haanas-SGang_Gwaay.jpeg Those waters of Subareas 2-31 and 142-1 inside a 3km radius from the centre point on Anthony Island located at 52º05.655' north latitude and 131º13.178' west longitude.
Lyell Island Lyell_Island.png Subarea 2-9 and those waters of Subareas 2-8 and 2-11 that lie westerly of a line that: begins at 52°48.259'N 131°39.218'W Porter Head then to 52°48.259'N 131°29.400'W Lost Island then to 52°42.300'N 131°23.500'W in water then to 52°33.300'N 131°18.200'W in water then to 52°33.300'N 131°21.000'W south of Yadus Point then following the northerly shoreline of Ramsay Island to 52°33.833'N 131°26.339'W Ramsay Point then to 52°34.839'N 131°34.858'W Richardson Point Note: Subarea 2-10 not included in RCA
South Moresby South_Moresby.png Subareas 2-31 to 2-37


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