Areas 4 and 104 (Prince Rupert, Porcher Island)

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Salmon

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Chinook Salmon 4,104 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open
Chum Salmon 4,104 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 4,104 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Pink Salmon 4,104 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Sockeye Salmon 4 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/- Non Retention
104 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 4
Chinook Salmon Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 2
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.


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Other finfish

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Herring 4,104 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Eulachon 4,104 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 4,104 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 4,104 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 4,104 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 4,104 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 4,104 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, Albacore 4,104 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Tuna, All other species 4,104 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 4,104 0/0/0 Non Retention
Codfish 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open
Greenling 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/6 Open until Dec 31
Lingcod 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15
Perch 4,104 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Rockfish, All Species Combined 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open until Nov 15
Rockfish, Yelloweye 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/- Open until Nov 15
Sablefish 4,104 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 4,104 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 4,104 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 4,104 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 4,104 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 4,104 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 4,104 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non Retention
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 4,104 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open
Wolf Eel 4,104 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non Retention


2017-05-19 00:08:56

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 4,104 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 4,104 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 4,104 Maximum Length Head On (cm) 133 cm
Reminder Only one (1) of the two (2) halibut in your possession may be greater than 83 cm in overall length. The licence holder shall record immediately in ink on their licence all retained halibut caught in any Management Area.
Perch 4,104 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, Bocaccio Coastwide Reminder Management measures to rebuild bocaccio rockfish are being considered. Notice of future measures to rebuild bocaccio will be posted here. Details
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 4,104 Oversize Daily Limit Pieces - Included in Daily Limit 1
Oversize Length 50 cm


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Bivalve shellfish

Bivalve shellfish (and snails)

Before harvesting bivalve shellfish from this area learn about when and where you can harvest. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Step 1: marine biotoxin and sanitary contamination closures

  • Check for contamination in the subarea where you plan to harvest.

Bivalve shellfish have two hinged shells. Because they feed by filtering microscopic plankton from the water, changes in water quality can cause unsafe marine biotoxins, bacteria, or viruses to build up in their tissue. Snails can also accumulate toxins and pollutants.

Step 2: species regulations and restrictions

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area (sponge reef closure, MPA, RCA). The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Bivalve shellfish contamination

The contamination table displays current closures only. A full list of seasonal sanitary closures for this area is available.

Subarea Marine biotoxin update (open bivalve species) Sanitary contamination closures (closed to shellfish harvesting)
4-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-9
  • 4-9.A: Closed to All Bivalve Species
  • 4-9.B: Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-14 Closed to All Bivalve Species
4-15 Closed to All Bivalve Species
104-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
104-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
104-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
104-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
104-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species


2017-05-11 16:00:17

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clams, All 4,104 0/0/0
Cockles 4,104 0/0/0
Geoduck 4,104 0/0/0
Mussel, Blue 4,104 0/0/0
Mussel, California 4 0/0/0
Oyster, Olympia 4,104 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 4,104 0/0/0
Scallop, Weathervane 4,104 0/0/0
Scallop, all species 4,104 0/0/0
Snail, Moon 4,104 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 4,104 Hand Picking 75/150/-


2017-05-02 16:25:24

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Bivalve Species Coastwide Reminder Because of the risk of contamination, you are not allowed to harvest bivalve shellfish (for any purpose) within: (1) 300 metres around industrial, municipal and sewage treatment plant outfall discharges (2) 125 metres around a marina, ferry wharf, floating living accommodation, or any finfish net pen (exceptions described as follows) (3) 25 meters around any floating living accommodation facility located within a shellfish aquaculture tenure where a zero-discharge and appropriate waste management plan is a condition of the Aquaculture Licence and is approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee (4) 0 meters of any finfish net pen within an aquaculture tenure where an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Management Plan approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee is in operation.
Oyster, Pacific Coastwide Reminder To avoid inadvertently harvesting Olympia oysters while you are harvesting Pacific oysters, do not harvest any oyster less than 5 cm in diameter.


2017-05-20 01:48:17

Crab

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Crab, Alaska King 4,104 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open
Crab, Box and Puget Sound King 4,104 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Crab, Dungeness 4,104 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Other 4,104 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Red Rock 4,104 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Shore 4,104 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open


2017-05-02 16:32:28

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Crab Coastwide Gear Restriction
Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Keep navigation channels clear of buoys and lines. Any fishing gear that interferes with safe navigation can be removed under the Navigation Protection Act.
Crab 4,104 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 6.
Crab, Dungeness Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Dungeness crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Dungeness crabs
Crab, Red Rock Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Red Rock crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Red Rock crabs.


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Other invertebrates

Learn about when and where you can fish. You’re responsible for understanding the restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area, such as a:

  • sponge reef closure
  • marine protected area
  • rockfish conservation area

The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Abalone 4,104 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 4,104 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Barnacles, Goose 4,104 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 4,104 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 4,104 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Other Shellfish species 4,104 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 4,104 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 4,104 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Star, Starfish 4,104 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Urchin 4,104 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp, Ghost 4,104 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 4,104 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open
Squid, All other species 4,104 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Squid, Opal 4,104 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open


2017-05-17 00:05:51

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.


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Area closures

Area closures indicate regular restrictions or closures related to a protected area. The glossary explains all terms used to describe restrictions.

Learn about restrictions in:

Area closures

Area Type Closure Name
4-1 Rockfish Conservation Area Dunira
4-2 Rockfish Conservation Area Stephens Island
4-3 Rockfish Conservation Area Porcher Peninsula
4-5 Rockfish Conservation Area Hodgson Reefs
4-9 Rockfish Conservation Area Gull Rocks North
Gull Rocks South
104-3 Rockfish Conservation Area Porcher Peninsula

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Dunira Dunira.png Those waters of Subarea 4-1 that lie inside a line that: begins at 54°24.148'N 130°55.265'W south tip of Connel Islands then to 54°25.550'N 130°50.100'W Farwest Point then following the southerly shoreline of Dunira Island to 54°25.167'N 130°43.853'W Dunira Island then to 54°24.720'N 130°43.135'W Melville Island then following the northerly shoreline of Melville Island to 54°22.300'N 130°47.000'W Melville Island then to 54°19.600'N 130°58.200'W in water then to the beginning point.
Gull Rocks North Gull_Rocks_North.png Those waters of Subarea 4-9 that lie inside a line that: begins at 54°11.300'N 130°34.600'W in water then to 54°11.300'N 130°32.300'W in water then to 54°10.300'N 130°30.400'W in water then to 54°10.300'N 130°33.900'W in water then to the beginning point.
Gull Rocks South Gull_Rocks_South.png Those waters of Subarea 4-9 that lie inside a line that: begins at 54°09.800'N 130°33.500'W in water then to 54°09.800'N 130°29.300'W in water then to 54°08.400'N 130°26.400'W in water then to 54°07.700'N 130°28.900'W in water then to 54°07.700'N 130°31.900'W in water then to the beginning point.
Hodgson Reefs Hodgson_Reefs.png Those waters of Subarea 4-5 that lie inside a line that: begins at 54°23.900'N 130°32.600'W in water then true east to the shore, then southerly following the shoreline to the intercept with the parallel passing through 54°22.450' north latitude, then to 54°22.450'N 130°32.600'W in water then to the beginning point.
Porcher Peninsula Porcher_Peninsula.png Those waters of Subareas 4-3, 5-11, 5-12, and 104-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 53°54.400'N 130°51.500'W in water then to 53°54.600'N 130°43.900'W Fan Point then southerly following the shoreline of Porcher Peninsula to 53°50.235'N 130°39.577'W Porcher Peninsula then to 53°49.100'N 130°41.600'W in water then to the beginning point.
Stephens Island Stephens_Island.png Those waters of Subarea 4-2 that lie inside a line that: begins at 54°05.700'N 130°54.700'W in water then to 54°05.700'N 130°45.000'W in water then to 54°02.545'N 130°42.658'W north tip of William Island then to 54°01.525'N 130°42.867'W south tip of William Island then to 54°00.000'N 130°44.900'W in water then to 54°00.000'N 130°52.000'W in water then to the beginning point.


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