Areas 26 and 126 (Kyuquot Sound)

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
45 cm 2 4 30 April 1 - March 31
Note area and date restrictions for all species
Barbless Hook & Line
Chum 30 cm 4 8 N/A April 1 - March 31
Note area and date restrictions for all species
Barbless Hook & Line

Hatchery Coho
(Marked)
30 cm 2 4 N/A June 1 - December 31
Note area and date restrictions for all species
Barbless Hook & Line
Wild Coho 30 cm See below for in-season decisions. To be determined Barbless Hook & Line
Pink 30 cm 4 8 N/A April 1 - March 31
Note area and date restrictions for all species
Barbless Hook & Line
Sockeye 30 cm See below for in-season decisions To be determined Barbless Hook & Line

July 15 to October 1 - no retention of any salmon in the following locations:

  • Subareas 26-2 to 26-5 and 26-9, Ououkinish Inlet.
  • Shoreward of the line from the most westerly point of Union Island to a boundary marker on the opposite shore of Vancouver Island
  • Malksope Inlet inside a line from fishing boundary signs on opposite sides of the entrance to the inlet.

Chinook

  • Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.

Coho

  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
  • Areas 25 to 27, and 125 to 127 - Northwest Coast Vancouver Island coho
    Unless otherwise specified below, June 1 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery-marked only.
    Please be aware that these limits do not apply to finfish closed areas.
    • Area 26 - Inner Kyuquot Sound
      • Subareas 26-2 to 26-5, that portion of Subarea 26-6 shoreward of a line from the most westerly point of Union Island to a boundary marker on the opposite shore of Vancouver Island, that portion of Subarea 26-8 shoreward of the boundary signs on opposite sides at the entrance to Malksope Inlet and Subarea 26-9:
        • June 1 - July 14, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked.
        • July 15 - October 15, 2016: no retention of salmon.
        • October 16 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked.
    • Area 26 - Outer Kyuquot Sound
      • Subareas 26-1, 26-6 seaward of a line from the most westerly point of Union Island to a boundary marker on the opposite shore of Vancouver Island, Subarea 26-7, that portion of Subarea 26-8 seaward of the boundary signs on opposite sides at the entrance to Malksope Inlet, that portion of Subarea 26-10 easterly of the Rockfish Conservation Boundary and Subarea 26-11: June 1 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked.
    • Area 126 - Offshore Kyuquot Sound: June 1 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked only.
    FN0469 2016-06-01

Sockeye

  • To be determined in season

Finfish (Other than Salmon)

For finfish limits, check the species and limits table

Halibut: Coastwide limits plus closure and opening dates

Yelloweye Rockfish

Areas 11, 20-1 to 20-4, 21 to 27, 111, 121 and 123 to 127

  • April 1, 2016 until further notice: Aggregate daily limit for all rockfish is 3, no more than 1 may be yelloweye.

FN0499 2016-06-08

Shellfish

Area 126 is closed to the harvest of all bivalve shellfish.

The following Intertidal Bivalve Harvest Areas are set aside for the use of Maa-nulth First Nations members only:

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

  • Amai Inlet
  • Cachalot Inlet
  • Clanninick Cove
  • Kashutl Inlet
  • McKay Cove
  • Malksope Inlet
  • Nasparti Inlet
  • Ououkinsh Inlet
  • Tahsish Inlet
  • unnamed creek on Union Island
  • Walters Cove

All Species, Closures and Special Measures

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