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, 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

  • Map: 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 with a minimum size of 45 cm.
    • July 15 - October 15, 2015: daily limit of 2 chinook, maximum size limit of 77cm. 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, 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 1 nautical mile seaward of the surf line.

    FN0724 2015-07-22

Coho

  • Map: 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.
    • Area 26 – shoreward of the surfline, and Area 126 shoreward of a line drawn 1 nautical seaward of the surfline: Until Dec. 31, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked
    • Area 126 – seaward of a line drawn 1 nautical seaward of the surfline:
      • June 1 - Aug. 31, 2015: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked only.
      • Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, hatchery marked only.

    FN0636 2015-07-08

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