Comment on how to improve Rockfish Conservation Areas in the Northern Shelf Bioregion

Current status: Closed

This consultaiton ran from June 3, 2019 to July 31, 2019.

We’re reviewing the effectiveness of Rockfish Conservation Areas in the Northern Shelf Bioregion (see Figure 1). We were seeking feedback about how we can make improvements to protect rockfish and their habitat. This comment period focused on potential changes to boundaries and fisheries restrictions. There will be more opportunities to give feedback in later stages of the review.

Who was the focus of this consultation

This consultation was looking for comments from:

Key questions for feedback

Your input will be used to develop proposals for changes to some of the Rockfish Conservation Areas in the bioregion.

What we heard

Report

Related information

Linkages to Northern Shelf Marine Protected Area planning process

The Rockfish Conservation Area review is working to:

The Marine Protected Area Network development process is part of long-term marine spatial planning work that is underway in the Northern Shelf Bioregion. It is jointly led by the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and 17 First Nations. Marine Protected Area Network development is a separate process from the Rockfish Conservation Area review.

Input we collect from the Rockfish Conservation Area review will help inform rockfish conservation within the Northern Shelf Marine Protected Area planning process.

Proposed changes

To read about any proposed changes to a Rockfish Conservation Area:

Rockfish Conservation Area Coastal region Fishery Management Area Topic for comment
Bate - Shadwell Passage Strait of Georgia Area 12 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Belleisle Sound Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Bolivar Passage Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Bond Sound Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Brooks Bay West Coast Vancouver Island Area 027 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Browning Island to Raynor Group Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Browning Passage - Hunt Rock Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Burley Bay - Nepah Lagoon Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Bute Inlet North Strait of Georgia Area 013 fisheries restrictions
Chancellor Inlet East Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Chancellor Inlet West Strait of Georgia Area 013 fisheries restrictions
Cracroft Point South - Sophia Islands Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Deepwater Bay Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Dickson - Polkinghorne Islands Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Drury Inlet - Muirhead Islands Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Dunira North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 004 fisheries restrictions
Eden-Bonwick-Midsummer-Swanson Islands Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Fish Egg Inlet Central Coast Area 009 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Forward Harbour Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Frederick Island North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 001, 101, 142 fisheries restrictions
Goletas Channel Strait of Georgia Area 012 fisheries restrictions
Goose Island Central Coast Area 007, 107 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Goschen North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 005 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Greenway Sound Strait of Georgia Area 012 fisheries restrictions
Gull Rocks North North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 004 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Gull Rocks South North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 004 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Haddington Passage Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Hardy Bay - Five Fathom Rock Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Havannah Channel Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Heriot Bay Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Hodgson Reefs North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 004 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Holberg Inlet West Coast Vancouver Island Area 027 fisheries restrictions
Kanish Bay Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Kitasu Bay Central Coast Area 006 fisheries restrictions
Kwatsi Bay Strait of Georgia Area 012 fisheries restrictions
Loughborough Inlet Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Lower Clio Channel Strait of Georgia Area 012 fisheries restrictions
Mackenzie - Nimmo Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Maud Island Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
McMullin Group Central Coast Area 007 fisheries restrictions
Menzies Bay Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
North Danger Rocks North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 105, 106 fisheries restrictions
Nowell Channel Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Numas Islands Strait of Georgia Area 012 fisheries restrictions
Octopus Islands to Hoskyn Channel Strait of Georgia Area 013 fisheries restrictions
Otter Passage North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 005, 6, 105, 106 fisheries restrictions
Porcher Peninsula North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 004, 5, 104 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Port Elizabeth Strait of Georgia Area 012 fisheries restrictions
Read - Cortes Islands Strait of Georgia Area 013 fisheries restrictions
Salmon Channel Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Scott Islands West Coast Vancouver Island Area 111, 127 fisheries restrictions
Shelter Bay West Coast Vancouver Island / Strait of Georgia Area 011, 12 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Smith Sound Central Coast Area 009, 10 fisheries restrictions
Stephens Island North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 004, 104 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Storm Islands West Coast Vancouver Island Area 011 fisheries restrictions
Susquash Strait of Georgia Area 012 fisheries restrictions
Thompson Sound Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Thurston Bay Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Topknot West Coast Vancouver Island Area 027, 127 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Upper Call Inlet Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Viscount Island Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Wakeman Sound Strait of Georgia Area 012 fisheries restrictions
Walkem Island to Hemming Bay Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Wellborne Strait of Georgia Area 013 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
West Aristazabal Island Central Coast Area 106 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
West Banks Island North Coast - Haida Gwaii Area 005, 105 fisheries restrictions
West Calvert Central Coast Area 008, 108, 109 fisheries restrictions
West Cracroft Island - Boat Bay Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions
Weynton Passage Strait of Georgia Area 012 boundary change, fisheries restrictions

In-person workshops

Workshops
Location Date Time
Campbell River June 11, 2019 9:00am to 4:30pm
Prince Rupert May 29, 2019 9:30am to 5:00pm

Contact us

Email: DFO.RCA-ACS.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca