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

  • 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.
  • Areas 25 to 27, and 125 to 127 - Northwest Coast Vancouver Island coho
    Unless otherwise specified below, June 1 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery-marked only.
    Please be aware that these limits do not apply to finfish closed areas.
    • Area 27 - Inshore Quatsino Sound
      • Subareas 27-1 to 27-3 shoreward of the surfline, Areas 27-7 to 27-11 and Area 127 shoreward of a line drawn 1 nautical seaward of the surfline between Cape Scott and Lawn Point, this is also known as the outer edge of the chinook corridor: June 1 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked.
    • Area 127 - Offshore Quatsino Sound
      • Area 127 and Subarea 27-4- seaward of a line drawn 1 nautical seaward of the surfline, this is also known as the outer edge of the chinook corridor: June 1 - December 31, 2016: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked only.
    FN0469 2016-06-01

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

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 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