Areas 5 and 105 (Banks Island)

Area map

Area maps

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Salmon

Salmon

You’re responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Chinook Salmon 5,105 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open (See Restrictions)
Chum Salmon 5,105 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 5,105 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pink Salmon 5,105 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sockeye Salmon 5 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)
105 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 4 The daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon from tidal and fresh waters combined is 4. Individual species limits also apply.
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

Other finfish

You’re responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Herring 5,105 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Albacore Tuna 5,105 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Eulachon 5,105 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 5,105 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 5,105 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 5,105 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 5,105 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 5,105 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 5,105 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, All other species 5,105 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 5,105 0/0/0 Non-retention
Codfish 5,105 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Greenling 5,105 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 5,105 0/0/0 Closed
Lingcod 5,105 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/- Closed
Perch 5,105 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Rockfish, All Species Combined 5,105 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/- Closed
Sablefish 5,105 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 5,105 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 5,105 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 5,105 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 5,105 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 5,105 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 5,105 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 5,105 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 5,105 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Wolf Eel 5,105 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non-retention
Yelloweye Rockfish 5,105 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/- Closed


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 5,105 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 5,105 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut Coastwide Closed Recreational halibut fishing closes coast wide as of midnight September 6. Recreational halibut fishing closes coast wide as of midnight September 6.
5,105 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 5,105 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Bocaccio Rockfish 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) Coastwide Reminder trout means brook trout, brown trout, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, lake trout, rainbow trout or steelhead.
5,105 Oversize Daily Limit Pieces - Included in Daily Limit 1
Oversize Length 50 cm


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Bivalve shellfish

Bivalve shellfish (and snails)

Eating contaminated shellfish can be life threatening!

Closures change frequently throughout the year. It is illegal to harvest shellfish from closed or contaminated areas.

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.

Contact us

Elysha Gordon
Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program (CSSP) Coordinator

Bivalve shellfish contamination

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

Subareas Open Bivalve Species
5-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-14 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-15 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-16 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-17 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-18 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-19 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-20 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-21 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-22 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-23 Closed to All Bivalve Species
5-24 Closed to All Bivalve Species
105 Closed to All Bivalve Species


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Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
All Species Scallop 5,105 0/0/0
Blue Mussel 5,105 0/0/0
California Mussel 5 0/0/0
Clams 5,105 0/0/0
Cockles 5,105 0/0/0
Geoduck 5,105 0/0/0
Moon Snail 5,105 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Olympia Oyster 5,105 0/0/0
Other Snail 5,105 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Pacific Oyster 5,105 0/0/0
Weathervane Scallop 5,105 0/0/0


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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. 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.
Pacific Oyster 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.


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Crab

Crab

You’re responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Alaska King Crab 5,105 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Box And Puget Sound King Crab 5,105 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Dungeness Crab 5,105 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Crab 5,105 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Red Rock Crab 5,105 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shore Crab 5,105 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Crab Coastwide Gear Restriction Rot Cord All crab traps must have a section in the top or sidewall that has been secured by a single length of untreated cotton twine no greater than No. 120 (approximately 5 mm or 3/16 inch diameter). This twine is often referred to as rot cord. On deterioration this must produce a rectangular opening with a minimum size of 7 cm x 20 cm, or a square opening with a minimum size of 11 cm x 11 cm. This regulation is intended to ensure that if the trap is lost, the section secured by the cord will rot, allowing captive crabs to escape, and preventing the trap from continuing to fish. On traps with a rigid frame and a freely opening hinged lid the trap lid must be secured by a single length of untreated cotton twine no greater than No. 120 so that the trap lid will open freely when the rot cord is broken. No other fastenings may impede the hinged lid of the trap from opening.
Coastwide Gear Restriction Gear Permitted Maximum of 2 ring nets, dip nets or traps or combination of these per fisher. Ensure gear is properly marked. Hand picking is permitted including by diving. No sharp-pointed instruments are permitted for harvesting crab. It is illegal to use snares in catching or attempting to catch crabs.
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 5,105 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 6.
Dungeness Crab 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
Red Rock Crab 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

Other invertebrates

You’re responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Abalone 5,105 0/0/0 Closed
Ghost Shrimp 5,105 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Giant Barnacles 5,105 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Goose Barnacles 5,105 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 5,105 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 5,105 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Opal Squid 5,105 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open
Other Shellfish species 5,105 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 5,105 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 5,105 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Urchin 5,105 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 5,105 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open (See Restrictions)
Squid, All other species 5,105 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Starfish Sea Star 5,105 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction Traps must be marked with floating tag or buoy that has your name on it. This includes traps tied to a boat or dock or fished from shore.
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction Maximum 4 traps or ring nets or combination of these per fisher.


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Protected areas

Protected areas

Learn about permanent restrictions that are in effect:

Area Type Closure Name
5-11 Rockfish Conservation Area Goschen
Porcher Peninsula
5-12 Rockfish Conservation Area Porcher Peninsula
5-20 Rockfish Conservation Area West Banks Island
5-22 Rockfish Conservation Area West Banks Island
105-2 Marine Protected Area Northern Reef MPA
Rockfish Conservation Area North Danger Rocks

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Goschen Goschen.png Those waters of Subarea 5-11 that lie inside a line that: begins at 53°47.291'N 130°33.162'W Viscount Point then to 53°45.600'N 130°36.100'W in water then to 53°47.200'N 130°39.200'W in water then to 53°48.000'N 130°37.500'W Goschen Island then following the southerly shoreline of Goschen Island to the beginning point
North Danger Rocks North_Danger_Rocks.png Those waters of Subarea 105-2 that lie inside a line that begins at 53°15.900'N 130°22.200'W in water then to 53°16.100'N 130°16.700'W in water then to 53°10.000'N 130°06.200'W in water then to 53°10.000'N 130°21.300'W in water then to the beginning point.
Northern Reef MPA Northern_Reef_MPA.jpeg Northern Reef core protection zone: Those waters of Subareas 105-2 and 106-1 below a depth of 100m below the sea surface that lie inside a line that begins at 53°18'40.4" N 130°52'46.5" W, then southerly to 53°22'12.1"N 130°47'01.7"W, then to 53°22'20.2"N 130°43'12.5"W, then to 53°17'22.8"N 130°38'18.2"W, then to 53°15'01.7"N 130°36'35.5"W, then to 53°10'55.2"N 130°20'19.3"W, then to 53°04'30.2"N 130°25'53.6"W, then to 53°04'58.0"N 130°32'16.9"W then to 53°07'22.2"N 130°37'37.6"W, then to 53°08'36.6"N 130°39'29.5"W, then to 53°08'41.8"N 130°45'40.0"W, then to 53°13'51.2"N 130°46'41.2"W, 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.
West Banks Island West_Banks_Island.png Those waters of Area 105 and Subareas 5-20 and 5-22 that lie inside a line that begins at 53°27.900'N 130°39.800'W in water then to 53°27.985'N 130°35.246'W Bonilla Island then to 53°23.700'N 130°22.700'W in water then to 53°18.700'N 130°21.500'W in water then to 53°24.300'N 130°38.000'W in water then to the beginning point


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