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. To be determined
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 To be determined Barbless Hook & Line

Chinook

  • Map: Area 27/127 Quatsino Sound 2016 Chinook Openings and Other Closures
  • July 15 - September 30, 2016: non retention for chinook in the following areas:
    • That portion of 27-3 in Winter Harbour north of a line drawn from Hazard Point at 50 degrees 30.055'N and 128 degrees 01.866'W west to the opposite shore at 50 degrees 30.060'N and 128 degrees 02.510'W.
    • That portion of Subarea 27-11 west of the Holberg Inlet RCA
    • That portion of 27-8 southeast of a line drawn from a point located at 50 degrees 24.201'N and 127 degrees 29.979'W to a point on the opposite shore of Neroutsos Inlet located at 50 degrees 24.477'N and 127 degrees 29.138'W.
  • July 15 - September 30, 2016 daily limit of 1 chinook, maximum size limit of 77cm. in:
    • Subareas 27-7 to 27-11 (Quatsino Sound east of the Cliffe Point Light)
  • FN0663 2016-07-14

  • 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

  • Map: Area 27/127 Quatsino 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 27 - Inshore Quatsino Sound
      • July 18 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked, minimum size limit of 30 cm.
    • Area 127 - Offshore Quatsino 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 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 15 - December 31, 2016 - closed to fishing for all finfish in:
    • That portion of Subarea 27-10, from the Marble River tidal boundary to the fishing boundary signs at the entrance to Varney Bay.
  • 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