Areas 21 and 22 (Tzuquanah Point, Nitinat Lake)

Area map

Area maps

Areas 21 and 22: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Management Areas 21 and 22
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 21,22 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open
Chum Salmon 21,22 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) 21 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open until Dec 31
22 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31
Coho Salmon (Wild) 21,22 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non Retention until Dec 31
Pink Salmon 21,22 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Sockeye Salmon 21,22 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non Retention


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Finfish Inner Nitinat Closed
Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 4
Nitinat Lake Gear Restriction Single-Pointed Barbless Hook
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) Inner Nitinat Lake Non Retention
Outer Nitinat Lake Daily Limit Pieces 2
Possession Limit Pieces 4
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
Inner Nitinat In Area 22, those waters of Nitinat Lake that lie inside or northeasterly of a line drawn from boundary signs at Windy Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shore.
Inner Nitinat Lake Nitinat Lake northeasterly of a line from Windy Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shore
Nitinat Lake Nitinat Lake
Outer Nitinat Lake that portion of Area 22 (Nitinat Lake) southwesterly of a line from a boundary sign at Windy Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shoreline


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Other finfish

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 21,22 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Eulachon 21,22 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 21,22 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 21,22 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 21,22 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 21,22 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 21,22 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 21,22 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, Albacore 21,22 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Tuna, All other species 21,22 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 21,22 0/0/0 Non Retention
Codfish 21,22 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open
Greenling 21,22 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 21,22 0/0/0 Closed
Lingcod 21,22 65cm Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15
Perch 21,22 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Rockfish, All Species Combined 21,22 Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15
Rockfish, Yelloweye 21,22 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/- Open until Nov 15
Sablefish 21,22 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 21,22 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 21,22 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 21,22 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 21,22 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 21,22 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 21,22 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 21,22 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non Retention
Trout (Hatchery) 21,22 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open
Trout (Wild) 21,22 0/-/- Non Retention
Wolf Eel 21,22 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non Retention


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Finfish Inner Nitinat Closed
Herring 21,22 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 21,22 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut Coastwide Closed Recreational halibut fishing closes coast wide as of midnight September 6.
21,22 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 21,22 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.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Inner Nitinat In Area 22, those waters of Nitinat Lake that lie inside or northeasterly of a line drawn from boundary signs at Windy Point to a boundary sign on the opposite shore.


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Bivalve shellfish

Bivalve shellfish (and snails)

Eating contaminated shellfish can be life threatening!

Closures change frequently throughout the year. It is illegal to harvest shellfish from closed or contaminated areas.

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.

Contact us

Elysha Gordon
Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP) Coordinator

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)

No closures for this area



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Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clam, Butter 21,22 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Horse 21,22 Hand Digging 6/12/-
Clam, Littleneck 21,22 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clam, Manila 21,22 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clam, Razor 21,22 Hand Digging 12/24/-
Clam, Softshell 21,22 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Varnish 21,22 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clams, All 21,22 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Cockles 21,22 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Geoduck 21,22 Hand Digging, Hand Picking 3/6/-
Mussel, Blue 21,22 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Mussel, California 21,22 Hand Picking 25/50/-
Oyster, Olympia 21,22 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 21,22 Hand Picking 15/30/-
Scallop, Pink and Spiny 21,22 Diving, Hand Picking 75/150/-
Scallop, Rock 21,22 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Scallop, Weathervane 21,22 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Snail, Moon 21,22 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 21,22 Hand Picking 75/150/-


2017-07-11 17:22:13

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.
Clams, All 21,22 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 21,22 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.
21,22 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.


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Crab

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 21,22 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open
Crab, Box and Puget Sound King 21,22 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Crab, Dungeness 21,22 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Other 21,22 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Red Rock 21,22 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Shore 21,22 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 21,22 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

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 21,22 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 21,22 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Barnacles, Goose 21,22 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 21,22 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 21,22 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Other Shellfish species 21,22 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 21,22 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 21,22 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Star, Starfish 21,22 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Urchin 21,22 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp, Ghost 21,22 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 21,22 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open until Oct 31
Squid, All other species 21,22 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Squid, Opal 21,22 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open


2017-10-16 09:05:21

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
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.


2017-07-11 17:24:48

Area closures

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
21 Rockfish Conservation Area Carmanah
Dare Point
Pachena Point

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Carmanah Those waters of Subarea 20-1, Area 21, Subarea 121-1 that lie inside a line that: begins at 48°37.350'N 124°45.847'W Vancouver Island then to 48°37.000'N 124°46.800'W in water then to 48°34.500'N 124°41.500'W in water then to 48°35.100'N 124°40.774'W Vancouver Island then following the Vancouver Island shoreline to the beginning point
Dare Point Dare_Point.png Those waters of Area 21 inside a line that: begins at 48°39.700'N 124°49.181'W near Clo-oose then southerly following the shoreline of Vancouver Island to 48°38.433'N 124°47.767'W Vancouver Island then to 48°38.600' N 124°49.900'W in water then to the beginning point.
Pachena Point Pachena_Point.png Those waters of Area 21 and Subarea 121-2 that inside of a line that: begins at 48°43.327'N 125°05.855'W Pachena Point Light then true south to 48°42.800'N 125°05.855'W in water then to 48°40.580'N 124°59.528'W in water then true north to the Vancouver Island shoreline, then northwesterly following the Vancouver Island shoreline to the beginning point


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