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

Coho

  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
  • Unless otherwise specified below, June 1 - Dec. 31, 2015: daily limit of 2
    coho, hatchery marked only.
    • 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, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, 2 may be unmarked.
    • 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, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, 2 may be unmarked.
      • July 15 - October 15, 2015: salmon non-retention in these subareas.
      • October 16 - December 31, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, 2 may be unmarked.
    • Area 126:
      • June 1 - August 31, 2015: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked only.
      • September 1 - December 31, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, hatchery marked only.
        FN0488 2015-06-01

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

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