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. June 1 - December 31
Note area and date restrictions for all species
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 April 1 - March 31
Note area and date restrictions for all species
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
  • 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

  • Map: 2014 and 2015 chinook openings for Areas 26 and 126, Kyuquot Sound
  • Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
  • Unless otherwise indicated below, daily limit of 2 chinook salmon, minimum size of 45 cm.

    • July 15 - Oct. 15: non-retention of all salmon in:
      • Subareas 26-2 to 26-5
      • that portion of subarea 26-6 shoreward of a line beginning at the most westerly point of Union Island the drawn northwesterly across the channel to a boundary sign on the opposite shore near 50 degrees 01.201N and 127 degrees 20.642W
      • that portion of subarea 26-8 shoreward of a line from boundary signs on the opposite sides of the entrance to Malksope Inlet
      • Subarea 26-9, Ououkinish Inlet.  
    • July 15 - Oct. 15: daily limit of 2 chinook, maximum size limit of 77 cm in:
      • Subarea 26-1,
      • That portion of subarea 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, Malksope Inlet, seaward of a line from boundary signs on opposite sides of the entrance to the inlets,
      • that portion of 26-10 easterly of the Rockfish Conservation Boundary,
      • Subarea 26-11,
      • that portion of Area 126 shoreward of a line drawn approximately one (1) nautical mile seaward of the surf line.

    FN0622 2014-07-14

Coho

  • Map: 2014 and 2015 coho openings for Areas 26 and 126, Kyuquot Sound
  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
    • Areas 21 to 27 (inside the surfline) excluding Subarea 27-4: June 27 - December 31, 2014: 4 coho per day, hatchery marked or unmarked.
    • Areas 121 to 127 (outside the surfline) and Subarea 27-4:
      • June 27 - Aug. 31, 2014: 2 coho per day, 1 may be unmarked.
      • Sept. 1 - Sept. 14, 2014: 4 coho per day, 1 may be unmarked.

    FN0540 2014-06-26

    • Areas 121 to 127 and Subarea 27-4: September 15 - December 31, 2014: 4 coho per day, hatchery marked or unmarked.

    FN1001 2014-09-12

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

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