Areas 26 and 126 (Kyuquot Sound)

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Salmon

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Chinook Salmon 26,126 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open
Chum Salmon 26,126 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 26 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) 126 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31
Coho Salmon (Wild) 126 0/0/0 Non Retention until Dec 31
Pink Salmon 26,126 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Sockeye Salmon 26,126 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non Retention


2017-06-02 13:00:48

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 4
Chinook Salmon Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 2
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.


2017-06-22 11:42:25

Other finfish

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Herring 26,126 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Eulachon 26,126 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 26,126 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 26,126 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 26,126 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 26,126 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 26,126 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 26,126 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, Albacore 26,126 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Tuna, All other species 26,126 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 26,126 0/0/0 Non Retention
Codfish 26,126 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open
Greenling 26,126 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 26,126 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/6 Open until Dec 31
Lingcod 26,126 65cm Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15
Perch 26,126 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Rockfish, All Species Combined 26,126 Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15
Rockfish, Yelloweye 26,126 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/- Open until Nov 15
Sablefish 26,126 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 26,126 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 26,126 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 26,126 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 26,126 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 26,126 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 26,126 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 26,126 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non Retention
Trout (Hatchery) 26,126 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open
Trout (Wild) 26,126 0/-/- Non Retention
Wolf Eel 26,126 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non Retention


2017-05-19 00:09:23

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 26,126 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 26,126 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 26,126 Maximum Length Head On (cm) 133 cm
Reminder Only one (1) of the two (2) halibut in your possession may be greater than 83 cm in overall length. The licence holder shall record immediately in ink on their licence all retained halibut caught in any Management Area.
Perch 26,126 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, Bocaccio Coastwide Reminder Management measures to rebuild bocaccio rockfish are being considered. Notice of future measures to rebuild bocaccio will be posted here. Details


2017-06-22 11:41:14

Bivalve shellfish

Bivalve shellfish (and snails)

Before harvesting bivalve shellfish from this area learn about when and where you can harvest. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Step 1: marine biotoxin and sanitary contamination closures

  • Check for contamination in the subarea where you plan to harvest.

Bivalve shellfish have two hinged shells. Because they feed by filtering microscopic plankton from the water, changes in water quality can cause unsafe marine biotoxins, bacteria, or viruses to build up in their tissue. Snails can also accumulate toxins and pollutants.

Step 2: species regulations and restrictions

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area (sponge reef closure, MPA, RCA). The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Bivalve shellfish contamination

The contamination table displays current closures only. A full list of seasonal sanitary closures for this area is available.

Subarea Marine biotoxin update (open bivalve species) Sanitary contamination closures (closed to shellfish harvesting)
26-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
26-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
126-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
126-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
126-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
126-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species


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Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clam, Butter 26 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Horse 26 Hand Digging 6/12/-
Clam, Littleneck 26 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clam, Manila 26 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clam, Razor 26 Hand Digging 12/24/-
Clam, Softshell 26 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Varnish 26 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Clams, All 26,126 Hand Digging 75/150/-
Cockles 26,126 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Geoduck 26 Hand Digging, Hand Picking 3/6/-
Mussel, Blue 26 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Mussel, California 26 Hand Picking 25/50/-
Oyster, Olympia 26,126 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 26,126 Hand Picking 15/30/-
Scallop, Pink and Spiny 26,126 Diving, Hand Picking 75/150/-
Scallop, Rock 26,126 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Scallop, Weathervane 26,126 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Snail, Moon 26,126 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 26,126 Hand Picking 75/150/-


2017-05-02 16:25:14

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Bivalve Species Coastwide Reminder Because of the risk of contamination, you are not allowed to harvest bivalve shellfish (for any purpose) within: (1) 300 metres around industrial, municipal and sewage treatment plant outfall discharges (2) 125 metres around a marina, ferry wharf, floating living accommodation, or any finfish net pen (exceptions described as follows) (3) 25 meters around any floating living accommodation facility located within a shellfish aquaculture tenure where a zero-discharge and appropriate waste management plan is a condition of the Aquaculture Licence and is approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee (4) 0 meters of any finfish net pen within an aquaculture tenure where an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Management Plan approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee is in operation.
Amai Inlet Closed This Intertidal Bivalve Harvest Area is set aside for the use of Maa-nulth First Nations members only
Artlish River Closed This Intertidal Bivalve Harvest Area is set aside for the use of Maa-nulth First Nations members only
Kauwinch River Closed This Intertidal Bivalve Harvest Area is set aside for the use of Maa-nulth First Nations members only
Malksope-Bunsby Islands Closed This Intertidal Bivalve Harvest Area is set aside for the use of Maa-nulth First Nations members only
Malksope-Upsowis Closed This Intertidal Bivalve Harvest Area is set aside for the use of Maa-nulth First Nations members only
Clams, All 26,126 Gear Restriction It is illegal to use any mechanical apparatus or dredge for harvesting clams.
Reminder Clam harvesters are encouraged to fill in holes to reduce predation on exposed juvenile clams.
Mussels, All 26,126 Reminder Combined daily limit for all mussel species is 75.
Oyster, Pacific Coastwide Reminder To avoid inadvertently harvesting Olympia oysters while you are harvesting Pacific oysters, do not harvest any oyster less than 5 cm in diameter.
26,126 Packaging and Transporting Harvesters are encouraged to shuck oysters on the beach and leave the shells there, or return oyster shells to the beach from where you collected them whenever possible. In order to avoid the transfer of European green crab, please dispose of any oyster shell harvested from the west coast of Vancouver Island back to the beach from where it came or with your household garbage. Consult your local DFO Office. You will need permission to harvest oysters from marked oyster farms.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Amai Inlet Amai_Inlet.pdf That portion of Amai Inlet in Subarea 26-3 southeast of a straight line from 50°01.469' N and 127°05.021' W to 50°01.524' N and 127°04.899' W
Artlish River Artlish_River.pdf That portion of Tahsish Inlet in Subarea 26-4 at the mouth of the Artlish River bounded on the west by a line that starts at 50°07.191' N and 127°05.561' W, then following the low water mark to 50°06.166' N and 127°05.568' W, and bounded on the east by a straight line from 50°06.956' N and 127°05.275' W to 50°06.815' N and 127°05.109' W
Kauwinch River Kauwinch__River.pdf That portion of Kashutl Inlet at the mouth of the Kauwinch River in Subarea 26-5 bounded on the west by a line that starts at 50°08.749' N and 127°16.844' W, then following the low water mark to 50°08.401' N and 127°16.360' W, then straight to 50°08.281' N and 127°16.017' W, then following the low water mark to 50°08.249' N and 127°15.876' W and bounded on the northeast by a straight line from 50°08.728' N and 127°16.226' W to 50°08.710' N and 127°16.164' W
Malksope-Bunsby Islands Malksope-Bunsby_Islands.pdf That portion of Subarea 26-7 inside a line that starts at 50°06.180' N and 127°30.845' W, then to 50°06.252' N and 127°30.837' W, then to 50°06.246' N and 127°30.810' W, then to 50°06.215' N and 127°30.650' W, then to 50°06.184' N and 127°30.602' W, then to 50°06.187' N and 127°30.555' W, then to 50°06.212' N and 127°30.542' W, then following the shoreline southward then northward to the point of commencement, and that portion of Malscope Inlet'Bunsby Islands in Subarea 26-7 east of a straight line from 50°06.322' N and 127°30.692' W to 50°06.284' N and 127°30.573' W
Malksope-Upsowis Malksope-Upsowis.pdf That portion of Subarea 26-8 inside a line that starts at 50°06.836' N and 127°30.502' W, then to 50°06.865' N and 127°30.505' W, then to 50°06.878' N and 127°30.485' W, then to 50°06.873' N and 127°30.427' W, then to 50°06.877' N and 127°30.381' W, then to 50°06.878' N and 127°30.361' W, then following the shoreline southeasterly to 50°06.805' N and 127°30.224' W, then to 50°06.783' N and 127°30.137' W, then to 50°06.757' N and 127°30.104' W, then to 50°06.714' N and 127°30.064' W, then to 50°06.675' N and 127°30.058' W, then to 50°06.567' N and 127°30.057' W, then to 50°06.591' N and 127°30.195' W, then following the shoreline northward to the point of commencement


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Crab

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Crab, Alaska King 26,126 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open
Crab, Box and Puget Sound King 26,126 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Crab, Dungeness 26,126 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Other 26,126 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Red Rock 26,126 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Shore 26,126 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open


2017-05-02 16:32:19

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Crab Coastwide Gear Restriction
Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Keep navigation channels clear of buoys and lines. Any fishing gear that interferes with safe navigation can be removed under the Navigation Protection Act.
Crab 26,126 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 6.
Crab, Dungeness Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Dungeness crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Dungeness crabs
Crab, Red Rock Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Red Rock crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Red Rock crabs.


2017-05-20 01:48:15

Other invertebrates

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Abalone 26,126 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 26,126 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Barnacles, Goose 26,126 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 26,126 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 26,126 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Other Shellfish species 26,126 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 26,126 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 26,126 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Star, Starfish 26,126 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Urchin 26,126 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp, Ghost 26,126 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 26,126 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open
Squid, All other species 26,126 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Squid, Opal 26,126 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open


2017-05-17 00:05:37

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.


2017-05-20 01:49:18

Area closures

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area. The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Learn about restrictions in:

Area closures

Area Type Closure Name
26-10 Rockfish Conservation Area Checleset Bay
126-1 Rockfish Conservation Area Checleset Bay

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Checleset Bay Those waters of Subareas 26-10 and 126-1 that lie inside a line that:begins at 50°06.462'N 127°36.454'W Ahous Peninsula then to 49°59.700'N 127°43.000'W in water then to 50°03.598'N 127°50.505'W in water then to 50°04.870'N 127°48.856'W Clerke Point then following the shoreline of Brooks Peninsula and Nasparti Inlet to the beginning point.


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