Area 27 and 127 (Cape Scott/Quatsino)

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
Barbless Hook & Line
Chum 30 cm 4 8 N/A April 1 - March 31
Barbless Hook & Line

Hatchery Coho
(Marked)
30 cm 2 4 N/A June 1 - December 31 Barbless Hook & Line
Wild Coho 30 cm See below for in-season decisions. June 1 - December 31
Barbless Hook & Line
Pink 30 cm 4 8 N/A April 1 - March 31
Barbless Hook & Line
Sockeye 30 cm See below for in-season decisions April 1 - March 31 Barbless Hook & Line

Chinook

  • Map: 2015 chinook openings for Areas 27 and 127, Quatsino Sound
  • August 1 to September 30 no retention of chinook in Quatsino Sound east of the Cliffe Point Light, Holberg Inlet and Neroutsos Inlet (Subareas 27-7 to 27-11).
  • Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.

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 27-1 to 27-3 and 27-7 to 27-11: June 1 - December 31, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked.
    • Area 127 and in Subarea 27-4:
      • June 1 - August 31, 2015: daily limit of 2 hatchery marked coho.
      • September 1 -December 31, 2015: daily limit of 4 hatchery marked coho.
        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 127 is closed to the harvest of all bivalve shellfish.

Due to sanitary contamination concerns, there is no harvesting of bivalve shellfish in:

  • Apple Bay
  • Cleagh Creek
  • Hecate Cove
  • Holberg Inlet
  • Jules Bay
  • Koprino Harbour
  • Mahatta River
  • Winter Harbour

All Species, Closures and Special Measures

July 1 to December 31 closed to fishing for all finfish:

  • The portion of Varney Bay from the Marble River tidal boundary downstream to the fishing boundary signs at the entrance of Varney Bay.

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