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Rockfish Conservation Areas
Area 24 - Saranac Island - Chart 3603

This map is for information only and should not be used for fishing, navigation or other purposes.

Map - Sarnac Island

In Subarea 24-7, those waters that lie inside a line

begins at 49°15.500'N 125°55.621'W north of Hecate Bay
then to 49°15.500'N 125°52.021'W Vancouver Island

then easterly following the shoreline to the intersection with the meridian passing through 125°51.450’ west longitude, then true south to the intersection with the shoreline of Meares Island, then westerly following the shoreline of Meares Island

to 49°14.100'N 125°53.926'W north of Ritchie Bay
then to 49°14.725'N 125°56.182'W Kraan Head

then northerly following the shoreline to the beginning point.


Prohibited fisheries activities

The fisheries activities listed below are restricted in order to help protect rockfish from mortality and to support their conservation. By following regulations in Rockfish Conservation Areas, you are actively helping to protect these species.

Commercial harvesters may not fish for:

  • salmon by troll
  • groundfish by means of bottom trawl, hook and line, mid-water trawl, or trap
  • tuna by hook and line
  • shrimp by trawl

Recreational fishers may not fish for:

  • any species by spearfishing
  • groundfish by angling
  • salmon by trolling, jigging or mooching
  • octopus by angling
  • squid by jigging

Permitted fisheries activities

Some other fisheries activities may be allowed in RCAs. Check our fishery notice system and our sport fishing guide for current details about fishing opportunities, closures and regulations in the area you want to fish in. Make sure you know and follow your conditions of licence every time you head out to fish.

The use of descending devices is mandatory when recreational anglers release rockfish. Learn more about barotrauma and how you can help protect rockfish.

Related links

Learn more about rockfish and Rockfish Conservation Areas

RCA inset map Saranac Island

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