Areas 7 and 107 (Bella Bella, Denny 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 7,107 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open
Chum Salmon 7,107 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 7,107 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Pink Salmon 7,107 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open
Sockeye Salmon 7,107 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/- Closed


2017-05-01 22:36:43

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.


2017-05-20 01:46:05

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 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Eulachon 7,107 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Smelt 7,107 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, Albacore 7,107 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Tuna, All other species 7,107 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 7,107 0/0/0 Non Retention
Codfish 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open
Greenling 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/6 Open until Dec 31
Lingcod 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15
Perch 7,107 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Rockfish, All Species Combined 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open until Nov 15
Rockfish, Yelloweye 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 1/2/- Open until Nov 15
Sablefish 7,107 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 7,107 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 7,107 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 7,107 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 7,107 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 7,107 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non Retention
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 7,107 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open
Wolf Eel 7,107 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non Retention


2017-05-19 00:09:02

Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 7,107 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 7,107 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 7,107 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 7,107 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) 7,107 Oversize Daily Limit Pieces - Included in Daily Limit 1
Oversize Length 50 cm


2017-05-20 01:46:48

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)
7-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-14 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-15 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-16 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-17 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-18 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-19 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-20 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-21 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-22 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-23 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-24 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-25 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-26 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-27 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-28 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-29 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-30 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-31 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-32 Closed to All Bivalve Species
107-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
107-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
107-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species


2017-05-09 18:21:55

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clams, All 7,107 0/0/0
Cockles 7,107 0/0/0
Geoduck 7,107 0/0/0
Mussel, Blue 7,107 0/0/0
Mussel, California 7 0/0/0
Oyster, Olympia 7,107 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 7,107 0/0/0
Scallop, Weathervane 7,107 0/0/0
Scallop, all species 7,107 0/0/0
Snail, Moon 7,107 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 7,107 Hand Picking 75/150/-


2017-05-02 16:25:32

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 01:48:03

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 7,107 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open
Crab, Box and Puget Sound King 7,107 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Crab, Dungeness 7,107 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Other 7,107 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open
Crab, Red Rock 7,107 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open
Crab, Shore 7,107 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open


2017-05-02 16:32:33

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 7,107 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.


2017-05-20 01:47:23

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 7,107 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 7,107 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Barnacles, Goose 7,107 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 7,107 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 7,107 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Other Shellfish species 7,107 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 7,107 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 7,107 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Star, Starfish 7,107 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Urchin 7,107 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp, Ghost 7,107 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 7,107 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open
Squid, All other species 7,107 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Squid, Opal 7,107 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open


2017-05-17 00:05:57

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
7-1 Rockfish Conservation Area McMullin Group
7-18 Rockfish Conservation Area McMullin Group
7-19 Rockfish Conservation Area McMullin Group
7-25 Rockfish Conservation Area Goose Island
7-26 Rockfish Conservation Area Goose Island
107-1 Marine Protected Area Central Reefs MPA Zone A
Central Reefs MPA Zone B
107-2 Marine Protected Area Central Reefs MPA Zone B
Rockfish Conservation Area Goose Island
107-3 Rockfish Conservation Area Goose Island

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Central Reefs MPA Zone A Central_Reefs_MPA_Zone_A.jpeg Central Reefs MPA Zone A core protection zone: Those waters of Subareas 106-2 and 107-1 below a depth of 120 m below the sea surface that lie inside a line that begins at 52°14'03.4"N 129°38'33.2"W, then southerly to 52°16'54.8"N 129°43'13.4"W, then to 52°21'57.1"N 129°43'56.5"W, then to 52°24'24.5"N 129°47'22.8"W, then to 52°29'05.9"N 129°50'59.4"W, then to 52°31'05.2"N 129°50'13.9"W, then to 52°31'06.7"N 129°47'40.9"W, then to 52°27'42.0"N 129°40'25.1"W, then to 52°25'22.9"N 129°37'24.0"W, then to 52°19'47.0"N 129°32'43.2"W, then to 52°16'18.2"N 129°33'22.8"W, then to the beginning point.
Central Reefs MPA Zone B Central_Reefs_MPA_Zone_B.jpeg Central Reefs MPA Zone B core protection zone: Those waters of Subareas 107-1 and 107-2 below a depth of 120 m below the sea surface that lie inside a line that begins at 51°54'43.1"N 129°41'22.2"W, then southerly to 52°01'22.5"N 129°35'48.4"W, then to 52°05'13.5"N 129°34'32.5"W, then to 52°08'48.5"N 129°31'44.1"W, then to 52°08'51.3"N 129°29'18.0"W, then to 52°04'27.1"N 129°21'17.3"W, then to 51°59'40.8"N 129°15'23.9"W, then to 51°56'04.5"N 129°18'46.2"W, then to 51°52'55.7"N 129°36'49.8"W, then back to the beginning point.
Goose Island Those waters of Subareas 7-25, 7-26, 107-2 and 107-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 52°00.400'N 128°29.700'W in water then true east to 52°00.400'N 128°23.300'W in water then to 51°50.600'N 128°26.100'W in water then true west to 51°50.600'N 128°29.100'W in water then to 51°56.100'N 128°32.500'W in water then to the beginning point
McMullin Group McMullin_Group.png Those waters of Subareas 7-1, 7-18 and 7-19 that lie inside a line that: begins at 52°05.500'N 128°29.700'W in water then true east to 52°05.500'N 128°23.300'W in water then true south to 52°00.400'N 128°23.300'W in water then true west to 52°00.400'N 128°29.700'W in water then true north to the beginning point.


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