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.
  • Unless otherwise indicated below: daily limit of 2 chinook salmon with a minimum size of 45 cm.
    • July 15 - July 30, 2015: daily limit of 2 chinook, only 1 greater than 77 cm in: Subareas 27-7 to 27-11, Quatsino Sound east of the Cliffe Point Light, including all of Holberg Inlet and Neroutsos Inlet.
    • Aug. 1 - Sept. 30, 2015: non-retention of chinook salmon in: Subareas 27-7 to 27-11, Quatsino Sound east of the Cliffe Point Light, including all of Holberg Inlet and Neroutsos Inlet.
    • July 15 - Sept. 30, 2015: daily limit of 2 chinook, only 1 greater than 77 cm in:
      • Subarea 27-1 [Cape Scott to Topknot] excluding the portion lying inside the Topknot Rockfish Conservation Area
      • Subarea 27-2, easterly of a line from Topknot to Lawn Point, west of the Cliffe Point Light and excluding the portion lying inside the Topknot Rockfish Conservation Area
      • Subarea 27-3, Forward Inlet and Winter Harbour
      • Subareas 127-1 and 127-3, shoreward of a line drawn approximately one nautical mile seaward of the surfline [NOTE: the surfline in this area is a line from Cape Scott to Topknot, then to Lawn Point] and excluding the portions of Subareas 127-1 and 127-3 inside the Topknot Rockfish Conservation Area.
    • July 15 - Sept. 30, 2015: daily limit of 2 chinook, maximum size limit of 77cm. in:
      • That portion of subarea 27-4, inside a line from Lawn Point Light to Solandar Island, then to Cape Cook excluding the Brooks Bay Rockfish Conservation Area
      • Subarea 127-1, shoreward of a line drawn approximately one nautical mile seaward of the surfline from Lawn Point, to Solandar Island, to Clerke Point.

    FN0724 2015-07-22

Coho

  • Map: 2015 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 27-4, 27-7 to 27-11 and that portion of Area 127 shoreward of a line drawn 1 nautical seaward of the surfline between Cape Scott and Lawn Point: Until Dec. 31, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, hatchery marked or unmarked.
    • Area 127 seaward of a line drawn 1 nautical seaward of the surfline:
      • June 1 - Aug. 31, 2015: daily limit of 2 coho, hatchery marked only.
      • Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015: daily limit of 4 coho, hatchery marked only.

    FN0636 2015-07-08

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