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 - October 15, 2016: no retention of any salmon in the following locations:
    • That portion of Subareas 26-11 and 126-4 shoreward of a line drawn from Clerke Point on Vancouver Island located at 50 degrees 04.870'N and 127 degrees 48.856'W, then to a point along the Checleset Bay RCA boundary approximately 1 nautical mile from shore located at 50 degrees 04.059'N and 127 degrees 49.949'W, then to a point approximately 5.4 nautical miles to the northwest located at 50 degrees 06.079'N and 127 degrees 57.696'W, then to Solander Island light at 50 degrees 06.662'N and 127 degrees 56.434'W, then north- easterly approximately 0.8 nautical miles to a point on Vancouver Island (Brooks Peninsula) located at 50 degrees 06.840'N and 127 degrees 54.980'W.
  • FN0663 2016-07-14

Chinook

Coho

  • Map: Area 26/126 Kyuquot Sound 2016 Coho Openings and Other Closures
  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
  • Areas 25 to 27 and 125 to 127 - West Coast Vancouver Island Coho
    Please be aware that these limits do not apply to finfish closed areas.
    • Area 26 - Inshore Kyuqyot Sound
      • July 18 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked, minimum size limit of 30 cm.
    • Area 126 - Offshore Kyuqyot Sound
      • July 18 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked only, minimum size limit of 30 cm.
    FN0681 2016-07-18

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

  • July 15 to October 15 closed to fishing for all finfish in the following areas:
    • That portion of Subareas 26-1 and 26-6 shoreward of a line drawn from the Rugged Point shoreline beginning at 49 degrees 57.618'N and 127 degrees 15.077'W to a point approximately 0.8 nautical miles south located at 49 degrees 56.904'N and 127 degrees 15.677'W, then continuing approximately 5.2 nautical miles northwest to the light on Amos Island located at 50 degrees 00.768'N and 127 degrees 21.173'W, then from the northwest tip of Amos Island at 50 degrees 01.153'N and 127 degrees 21.554'W, then to the Vancouver Island shoreline to a point located at 50 degrees 01.368'N and 127 degrees 21.529'W.
    • Subareas 26-2 to 26-5.
    • That portion of Subareas 26-7 and 26-10 shoreward of a line drawn from a point on Vancouver Island located at 50 degrees 02.149'N and 127 degrees 25.637'W, then to a point on McLean Island located at 50 degrees 01.790'N and 127 degrees 25.556'N, then to a green navigational marker located approximately 3 nautical miles west at 50 degrees 02.587'N and 127 degrees 29.916'W, then continuing northwest approximately 3.2 nautical miles to Cautious Point in the Bunsby Islands Group located at 50 degrees 04.966'N and 127 degrees 33.310'W, then continuing northwest approximately 2.5 nautical miles to the boundary of the Checleset Bay RCA located at 50 degrees 06.097'N and 127 degrees 36.868'W.
    • Subareas 26-8 and 26-9.
  • FN0663 2016-07-14

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