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

Coho

  • Map: 2013 and 2014 coho openings for Areas 27 and 127, Quatsino Sound
  • Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
  • Subareas 27-1 to 27-3 and 27-7 to 27-11: June 1 - December 31, 2013: four coho, hatchery marked or unmarked. FN0442 2013-05-31
  • Subarea 27-4: September 1 - December 31, 2013: four hatchery marked coho. FN0442 2013-05-31
  • Area 127: September 16 - December 31, 2013: daily limit of 4 hatchery-marked or wild coho salmon. FN0895 2013-09-16

Sockeye

  • Areas 11 to 21, 24 to 28, 121, 123 to 127 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-10: Effective 23:59 August 15, 2013 until further notice: no fishing for sockeye salmon. FN0741 2013-08-15

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