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

  • Map: 2013 and 2014 chinook and coho openings for Areas 26 and 126, Kyuquot Sound
  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
  • Outer Kyuquot: 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, 2013: four coho, two may be unmarked. FN0442 2013-05-31
  • Inside of 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:
    • October 16 - December 31, 2013: four coho, two may be unmarked. FN0442 2013-05-31
  • Area 126:
    • September 16 - December 31, 2013: daily limit of 4 hatchery-marked or wild coho salmon. FN0895 2013-09-16

Sockeye

  • Areas 11 to 21, 24 to 28, 121, 123 to 127 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-10: Effective 23:59 August 15, 2013 until further notice: no fishing for sockeye salmon. FN0741 2013-08-15

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

Dioxin contamination - Gold River

Consumption of crab hepatopancreas should not exceed 70g/week in those waters of Muchalat Inlet lying east of the Gold River Harbour limit, and in those waters of Muchalat Inlet lying east of a line between Anderson Point and Atrevida Point.

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