Shellfish harvesting information

General reminders

Eating contaminated shellfish can be life threatening!

Always check marine biotoxin and sanitary contamination closures for the area where you are harvesting. Closures change frequently throughout the year. It is illegal to harvest shellfish from closed or contaminated areas.

Notes on specific shellfish

Maa-nulth Treaty Lands

In 2006, the governments of Canada and British Columbia signed an historic agreement with the Maa-nulth First Nations. In accordance with that agreement, intertidal bivalve harvest areas in Area 23 and Area 26 are set aside for the use of Maa-nulth First Nations members only.

Fishing gear

Bait:

  • Only fish offal, herring, mackerel, northern anchovy and Pacific sardine may be used as bait. No other finfish may be used as bait

Lines, traps, buoys:

marked buoy
  • All shellfish traps must be marked with a floating tag or buoy that has your name on it
  • Use highly visible buoys, large enough to stay afloat in tides and currents in your fishing area. Only one name can appear on the buoy attached to your trap(s). Names and phone numbers must be legible and visible (at least 7.5 cm high)
  • Do not use: gear marked with another fisher’s name. Avoid plastic jugs, bottles and Styrofoam blocks that may deteriorate or sink, or are hard to see or mark
  • Navigation channels must be kept clear of lines and buoys. Use sinking line and/or weights, or coil excess line to keep it below the surface during all tide levels without sinking the buoy. Any fishing gear that interferes with safe navigation can be removed under the Navigation Protection Act
  • Be aware of hook and line, downrigger and trap gear entanglement risks in the vicinity of the UVIC Venus project in Pat Bay, Saanich Inlet. For more information, visit: http://www.oceannetworks.ca/installations/notice-mariners
  • You may use mechanical devices to recover your traps
  • You may set multiple traps on a single ground line following the line and marking requirements outlined in the table below:
Weighted line

Prevent gear entanglement

Make sure your buoy line doesn’t float and become tangled in boaters’ props. Either use sinking line or, if you use floating line, attach a weight to keep the extra line under the water at all tide levels (without sinking the buoy).

Line and marking requirements for combining traps
Single trap 1 floating tag or buoy that has your name on it.
Two traps Single ground line marked with 1 floating tag or buoy that has your name on it.
Three traps or more
Note: Max. 2 traps for crab harvesting
Single ground line. Both ends of the ground line require a floating tag or buoy that has your name on it.

Notes on specific shellfish

Clam

  • It is illegal to use any mechanical apparatus or dredge for harvesting clams
  • Clam harvesters are encouraged to fill in holes to reduce predation on exposed juvenile clams

Crab

Octopus

  • You are not allowed to use sharp-pointed instruments, snares, hand pumps or chemicals to harvest octopus

Shrimp and Prawn

Prawns spawn
Prawn Trap
  • When you set your traps remember that your daily catch limit is not a fishing target and prawns are seasonally variable and short-lived. Take only what you need
  • You may harvest shrimp only by means of traps, ring nets, or spear while diving
  • The maximum number of shrimp and prawn traps you can fish is 4 (4 traps or 4 ring nets, or a combination of these).
  • A maxiumum of 4 traps is allowed on a single ground line with a floating tag or buoy required at both ends
  • 2 cm (3/4 in) mesh, or 2.5 cm (1 in.) from knot to knot, will catch a good size range of prawns and allow smaller prawns to easily escape
  • You should use rot cord on all prawn traps (this recommendation may soon become a requirement). Create an opening in the top or side wall of your trap that can be sewn shut with a single strand of untreated cotton twine no greater than #120. The opening should be large enough so that if the trap is lost and the twine rots, captive prawns are able to escape
  • Hauling your gear slowly allows smaller prawns and bycatch to exit before traps are brought on board
Catch handling

Check all your gear carefully and remove and release all bycatch. You must release incidental catch alive, to the place where you caught it, in a way that causes the least harm to the fish.

Bivalve shellfish

  • Never hang your shellfish catch off a dock or over the side of a boat when travelling as the water could contaminate your catch.

Crab

Prawn

  • For conservation purposes, fishers must release prawns carrying eggs under their tail (egg-bearing females).
  • Fishers are asked to voluntarily relase smaller prawns
  • Many rockfish populations are depressed and must be released from prawn traps
Packaging and transporting

Warning

Do not hang your bivalve shellfish off docks, or off the side of a vessel where travelling, as the waters you are in could be contaminated.

Bivalve shellfish

  • Bivalve shellfish that you harvest may be shucked or cooked while you’re in the field (e.g., on a beach). However, they must stay in a condition that makes them easy to count and identify until they arrive at your ordinary residence

Crab

  • So that the size of your crab can be checked, the shell of any sport-caught crab must stay attached to the body until the crab is eaten or arrives at your ordinary residence

Labelling your container or cooler

  • When individuals are transporting or shipping catch they must package their catch separately and only have one name per package. However, they may share a container. It is recommended that the contents (number of fish, species, and number of packages) be listed on the outside of the container to facilitate inspection
  • It is recommended that you store and transport your catch in containers and packages intended for food
Seasonal prawn closures

This information is provided for reference only

Always check the area you intend to fish for regulations and restrictions before you head out. Forecast closure dates are subject to change and may not reflect current regulations.

Seasonal closures for prawn and shrimp

Decisions are made in season. In the spring and fall we take samples to make sure there are enough spawning females in the water. Decisions about fishing closures are made based on the results of this sampling. Reminder: fishers must always release prawns carrying eggs under their tail (egg-bearing females).

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Spring closures

We close recreational prawn and shrimp fishing for 1 week in May to do spawner index testing in the following areas:

Map of Stuart Channel

Stuart Channel

Subareas 17-5, 17-6, 17-9

Map of Saanich Inlet

Saanich Inlet

Subareas 19-7 to 19-12

Map of Alberni Inlet

Alberni Inlet

Subareas 23-1 to 23-3

The following areas are closed May 8 to May 14, 2019:

  • Subareas 17-5, 17-6, and 17-9 (Stuart Channel)
  • Subarea 19-7 to 19-12 (Saanich Inlet)
  • Subareas 23-1 to 23-3 (Alberni Inlet)

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Fall closures and pulse fishing

Stuart Channel, Saanich Inlet and Alberni Inlet begin "pulse fishing" (closed in the first half of the month and open in the second half of the month) the first day after Labour Day. Read our Q&A on prawn and shrimp pulse fishing for more information.

Map of Stuart Channel

Stuart Channel

Subareas 17-5, 17-6, 17-9

Map of Saanich Inlet

Saanich Inlet

Subareas 19-7 to 19-12

Map of Alberni Inlet

Alberni Inlet

Subareas 23-1 to 23-3

Winter closures

Depending on the results of the spawner index testing in the fall, we close the following areas from January 1 - March 31 and re-open them on April 1. These 3 month winter closures protect large, mature egg-bearing females as their eggs prepare to hatch.

Parts of Stuart Channel, Alberni Inlet and Saanich Inlet may continue "pulse fishing" (closed in the first half of the month and open in the second half of the month. Read our Q&A on prawn and shrimp pulse fishing for more information.

Seasonal bivalve shellfish closures

Seasonal bivalve shellfish closures

Bivalve shellfish are filter feeders that can gather and store contaminants from pollution sources including from naturally occurring marine biotoxins. It is illegal and unsafe to harvest any species of bivalve shellfish in the below areas during the closed periods.

You can find bivalve shellfish harvest opportunities and closures for recreational fishers on our Sport Fishing Guide. Remember to also check for contamination closures.

Closures

Closure date Closure Map Description
06150915 June 15 - Sept 15 02.A Kunghit Island – Rose Harbour Subarea: 02-18
Map: Closure 02.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Kunghit Island lying inside a line drawn from Moore Head to the northernmost point of Charles Island at 52°09.35’ north latitude and 131°03.82’ west longitude, thence to the northernmost point of Annette Island at 52°09.42’ north latitude and 131°04.46’ west longitude, thence to the northernmost point of Ellen Island at 52°09.44’ north latitude and 131°05.60’ west longitude, thence westerly along the intertidal foreshore to the westernmost point of Ellen Island at 52°09.32’ north latitude and 131°05.96’ west longitude, thence to the Quadra Rock light, thence southwesterly to Hornby Point. [NAD 83]
06150915 June 15 - Sept 15 02.B Hot Spring Island Subarea: 02-11
Map: Closure 02.B
The waters and intertidal foreshore lying between a line drawn from the northernmost point of Murchison Island to Andrew Point on Ramsay Island and a line drawn from the southernmost point of Murchison Island to a point of land at 52°33.51’ north latitude and 131°26.36’ west longitude on Ramsay Island. [NAD 83]
06150915 June 15 - Sept 15 02.C Port Langford to Forsyth Point Subarea: 02-18
Map: Closure 02.C
The waters and intertidal foreshore of an unnamed bay on Moresby Island lying inside a line drawn from Point Langford westerly to Forsyth Point.
06150915 June 15 - Sept 15 02.D Ross Island Subarea: 02-18
Map: Closure 02.D
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Moresby Island and Ross Island lying inside a line drawn from a point of land at 52°09.72’ north latitude and 131°06.55’ west longitude to a point on Ross Island at 52°09.52’ north latitude and 131°06.96’ west longitude, thence northwesterly along the intertidal foreshore to a point on Ross Island at 52°09.84’ north latitude and 131°07.50 west longitude, thence northeasterly to a point on land at 52°09.99’ north latitude and 131°07.23’ west longitude. [NAD 83]
06150915 June 15 - Sept 15 02.E South of Louscoone Point Subarea: 02-31
Map: Closure 02.E
The waters and intertidal foreshore of an unnamed bay on Moresby Island lying inside a line drawn from a point of land at 52°07.36’ north latitude and 131°14.42’ west longitude thence easterly to the southernmost point on the unnamed island at 52°07.43’ north latitude and 131°14.04’ west longitude thence northeasterly to Louscoone Point at 52°07.69’ north latitude and 131°13.96’ west longitude. [NAD 83]
06150915 June 15 - Sept 15 02.F Louscoone Inlet West Subarea: 02-31
Map: Closure 02.F
The waters and intertidal foreshore of an unnamed bay on the western shore of Louscoone Inlet lying inside a line drawn from a point of land at 52°08.64’ north latitude and 131°14.62’ west longitude thence northeasterly to a point of land at 52°08.90’ north latitude and 131°14.34’ west longitude. [NAD 83]
06150915 June 15 - Sept 15 02.G Louscoone Inlet East Subarea: 02-31
Map: Closure 02.G
The waters and intertidal foreshore of an unnamed bay on the eastern shore of Louscoone Inlet lying inside a line drawn from a point on land at 52°07.30’ north latitude and 131°11.62’ west longitude thence northwesterly to a point of land at 52°07.46’ north latitude and 131°11.71’ west longitude. [NAD 83]
06150915 June 15 - Sept 15 02.H Swan Bay Subarea: 02-15
Map: Closure 02.H
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Swan Bay on Burnaby Island lying inside a line drawn from Smithe Point thence northeasterly to a point on the unnamed islet east of Swan Island at 52°20.08’ north latitude and 131°17.36’ west longitude thence northwesterly to a point of land at 52°20.73’ north latitude and 131°17.65’ west longitude. [NAD 83]
05011015May 1 to Oct 15 05.A Grenville Channel Subarea: 05-24
Map: Closure 05.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Grenville Channel bounded on the northwest by a line from Ormiston Point on Pitt Island, thence true east to the mainland at 53° 34.25' north latitude and 129° 38.90' west longitude; and bounded on the southeast by a line from Sainty Point on the mainland to Yolk Point on Farrant Island at 53° 21.83' north latitude and 129° 20.00' west longitude; and bounded on the southwest by a line across the entrance to Union Passage from the northernmost point of land on Farrant Island at 53° 24.68' north latitude and 129° 24.90' west longitude, thence northwesterly to a point on Pitt Island at 53° 24.82' north latitude and 129° 25.05' west longitude (NAD 27).
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 07.A Dyer Cove Subarea: 07-32
Map: Closure 07.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Dyer Cove, in St. John Harbour, bounded between a line drawn from the first outcrop at 52°11.08' north latitude and 128°28.30' west longitude to 52°11.19' north latitude and 128°27.85' west longitude and a line drawn at the narrow entrance to the inner harbour. [NAD 27]
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 07.B Wigham Cove, Yeo Island Subarea: 07-15
Map: Closure 07.B
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Wigham Cove, Yeo Island, inside a line drawn from the headland at the eastern end of the cove entrance at 52° 16.64' north latitude and 128° 10.40' west longitude, thence west to the opposite shore at 52° 16.64' north latitude and 128° 10.51' west longitude. [NAD 27]
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 08.A Pruth Bay, Calvert Island Subarea: 08-2
Map: Closure 08.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Pruth Bay, Calvert Island, inside a line drawn from the headland at 51°39.41' north latitude and 128°06.71' west longitude, thence southeast to the headland on the opposite side at 51°39.12' north latitude and 128°06.54' west longitude (NAD 27).
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 09.A Clam Bay, Penrose Island Subarea: 09-1
Map: Closure 09.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of the unnamed bay, locally known as Clam Beach, located on the west side of Penrose Island, lying inside a line drawn from a point on land at 51° 29.25' north latitude and 127° 45.90' west longitude thence south to the westernmost point on the small unnamed island, thence southeast to the headland on Fury Island at 51° 29.10' north latitude and 127° 45.80' west longitude, thence east along the high water mark to the easternmost point of Fury Island at 51° 29.07' north latitude and 127° 45.35' west longitude, thence northeasterly to a point on the opposite shore at 51° 29.10' north latitude and 127° 45.28' west longitude. [NAD 83]
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 09.B Goose Bay, Rivers Inlet Subarea: 09-2
Map: Closure 09.B
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Goose Bay, Rivers Inlet, southerly of a line drawn from a point of land at 51°22.90’ north latitude and 127°39.97’ west longitude thence true east to a point on land at 51°22.90’ north latitude and 127°39.50’ west longitude. (NAD83)
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 10.A Millbrook Cove, Smith Sound Subarea: 10-3
Map: Closure 10.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Millbrook Cove, Smith Sound, lying inside a line drawn from the headland at the western end of the cove entrance at 51°19.30' north latitude and 127°44.18' west longitude, thence east to the headland on the eastern end of the cove entrance at 51°19.34' north latitude and 127°43.71' west longitude [NAD 83].
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 12.A Cutter Cove Subarea: 12-26
Map: Closure 12.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Cutter Cove lying east of a line drawn from the southern headland of the cove, thence northerly to the westernmost point on the northern headland.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 13.B Von Donop Inlet, Cortes Island Subarea: 13-17
Map: Closure 13.B
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Von Donop Inlet, Cortes Island.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 13.C Drew Harbour, Quadra Island Subarea: 13-13
Map: Closure 13.C
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Drew Harbour, Quadra Island, lying inside a straight line drawn from the northernmost tip of Rebecca Spit across the entrance of Drew Harbour to its western headland.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 13.E Northern Thurston Bay, Sonora Island Subarea: 13-26
Map: Closure 13.E
The waters and intertidal foreshore of the northern portion of Thurston Bay, Sonora Island, north of a line drawn from Davis Point at 50°22.52’ north latitude and 125°19.78’ west longitude, thence in an easterly direction to a point of land at 50° 22.46’ north latitude and 125° 18.97’ west longitude (NAD83).
07010915July 1 – Sept 15 13.F Western Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island Subarea: 13-15
Map: Closure 13.F
The waters and intertidal foreshore of western Gorge Harbour, Cortes Island lying west of a line drawn from the base of the marina boat ramp at 50°06.04’ north latitude and 125°01.45’ west longitude, thence in a southwesterly direction to a point of land on the opposite shore at 50°05.93’ north latitude and 125°01.72’ west longitude during the period July 1 to September 15 each year. [NAD83]
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 14.A Tribune Bay, Hornby Island Subarea: 14-7
Map: Closure 14.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Tribune Bay, Hornby Island, lying inside of a line from Dunlop Point on the southwest shore at 49°30.58’ north latitude and 124°37.87’ west longitude thence northeasterly to a point on land at 49°30.97’ north latitude and 124°36.39’ west longitude. [NAD 83].
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 15.A Prideaux Haven Subarea: 15-5.C
Map: Closure 15.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of the area known as Prideaux Haven, including Melanie Cove and Laura Cove, bounded on the west by a line drawn along the shortest distance from Eveleigh Island to the shore of the mainland and on the north by a line drawn from Lucy Point on Eveleigh Island to the westernmost tip of Scobell Island and thence from the easternmost tip of Scobell Island to Copplestone Point.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 15.B Tenedos Bay Subarea: 15-5.B
Map: Closure 15.B
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Tenedos Bay lying inside a line drawn from the eastern tip of Bold Head northeast to the southern headland of the easternmost bay of Tenedos Bay.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 15.C Allies I. - West Redonda Island Subarea: 15-5.C
Map: Closure 15.C
The waters and intertidal foreshore lying between Allies Island and west Redonda Island.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 15.D Roscoe Bay, West Redonda Island Subarea: 15-5.C
Map: Closure 15.D
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Roscoe Bay, west Redonda Island.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 15.E Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island Subarea: 15-5.B
Map: Closure 15.E
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Squirrel Cove, Cortes Island, lying inside a line drawn along the shortest distance from the western shore of Protection Island to Cortes Island and inside a line drawn along the shortest distance from the eastern shore of Protection Island to Cortes Island.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 15.F Cortes Bay, Cortes Island Subarea: 15-3
Map: Closure 15.F
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Cortes Bay, Cortes Island, lying inside a line drawn across the entrance to the bay.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 15.G Grace Harbour Subarea: 15-4
Map: Closure 15.G
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Grace Harbour lying inside a line drawn from Moss Point to Scott Point, excluding the annual closure 15.17.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 15.H Mink Island Subarea: 15-5.B
Map: Closure 15.H
The waters and intertidal foreshore of the prominent bay on the southeast side of Mink Island, Desolation Sound, lying west of a line drawn true north from the point of land at 50°06.20’ north latitude and 124°45.20’ west longitude.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 16.A Smuggler Cove Subarea: 16-1
Map: Closure 16.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Smuggler Cove lying inside a line drawn from the Smuggler Cove Marine Park sign at the entrance to the cove to the opposite shore.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 16.B Princess Louisa Inlet Subarea: 16-15
Map: Closure 16.B
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Princess Louisa Inlet inside a line drawn across the narrowest point at Malibu Rapids.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 16.C Buccaneer Bay Subarea: 16-1
Map: Closure 16.C
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Buccaneer Bay, Thormanby Islands, south of a line drawn from the westernmost unnamed point west of Derby Point on South Thormanby Island at 49°30.48’ north latitude and 123°58.96’ west longitude, thence northerly to the green lateral buoy designated Q51, located at or near 49°31.12’ north latitude and 123°59.10’ west longitude, thence southwesterly to a point on land at the edge of the beach at the base of the cliff on North Thormanby Island at 49°30.57’ north latitude and 124°00.08’ west longitude; and northeast of a line drawn from Grassy Point, North Thormanby Island at 49°29.68’ north latitude and 123°59.45’ west longitude, thence southeasterly to the nearest point of land on South Thormanby Island at 49°29.60’ north latitude and 123°59.36’ west longitude.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 17.B Pirates Cove, De Courcy Island Subarea: 17-17
Map: Closure 17.B
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Pirates Cove, De Courcy Island.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 17.D Cove northwest of Conover Cove Subarea: 17-2
Map: Closure 17.D
The waters and intertidal foreshore of the cove northwest of Conover Cove, Wallace Island, lying inside a line drawn from the northwesternmost point of the shoal at 48°56.65' north latitude and 123°33.40' west longitude, thence northeasterly to the end of the headland on the opposite shore [NAD 27].
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 17.E Montague Harbour, Galiano Island Subarea: 17-2
Map: Closure 17.E
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Montague Harbour, Galiano Island, inside a line drawn from the southeastern tip of Gray Peninsula northeasterly to the base of the overhead cable tower on the northeastern foreshore of the harbour.
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 17.F Clam Bay Subarea: 17-8
Map: Closure 17.F
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Clam Bay inside of a line drawn from a point on land on Penelakut (Kuper) Island near the entrance to “The Cut” at 48°59.01’ north latitude and 123°39.32’ west longitude northeasterly to the southernmost point of Leech Island at 48°59.47’ north latitude and 123°38.88’ west longitude, thence southeasterly to the tip of Penelakut Spit on Penelakut (Kuper) Island at 48°58.99’ north latitude and 123°38.10’ west longitude, and thence following the shoreline along the high tide mark back to the point of commencement. [NAD83]
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 18.A Long Harbour, Saltspring Island Subarea: 18-3
Map: Closure 18.A
Long Harbour, Saltspring Island. The waters and intertidal foreshore of Long Harbour, Saltspring Island, east of the Shellfish Sanitary Closure 18.16 boundary to a line drawn across the narrows northwest of the BC Ferries dock, from the northern side of the narrows at 48°51.62' north latitude and 123°27.73' west longitude due south to the southern side of the narrows at 48°51.55' north latitude and 123°27.73' west longitude.[NAD 83]
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 18.b Reef Harbour, Tumbo Island Subarea: 18-11
Map: Closure 18.B
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Reef Harbour, lying inside a line drawn from the northeastern tip of Tumbo Island at 48°47.90' north latitude and 123°04.45' west longitude to Cabbage Island thence along the northern shoreline of Cabbage Island to a point at 48°48.00' north latitude and 123°05.25' west longitude, and thence southward to a point on Tumbo Island at 48°47.75' north latitude and 123°05.25' west longitude [NAD 27].
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 18.C Hood Island Subarea: 18-6
Map: Closure 18.C
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Princess Bay located inside a line drawn from the southernmost point of Portland Island at 48°43.04’ north latitude and 123°22.52’ west longitude, thence southeast to the southernmost point of Hood Island at 48°42.88’ north latitude and 123°22.39’ west longitude, thence following the shoreline to the easternmost point of Hood Island, thence northeast to the southernmost point on the unnamed island located north of the Tortoise Islets at 48°43.08’ north latitude and 123°22.08’ west longitude, thence southwest to a point of land on Portland Island at 48°43.05’ north latitude and 123°22.26’ west longitude. [NAD 83]
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 18.D Winter Cove Subarea: 18-5
Map: Closure 18.D
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Winter Cove, lying east of a line drawn from Mikuni Point at 48°48.66’ north latitude and 123°12.21 west longitude thence true north to a point on land at 48°48.84 north latitude and 123°12.21 west longitude; and west of a line drawn from Winter Point at 48°48.83 north latitude and 123°11.33 west longitude northerly to Ralph Grey Point at 48°48.86 north latitude and 123°11.35 west longitude. [NAD 83]
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 19.A Sidney Spit Marine Park Subarea: 19-6
Map: Closure 19.A
Those waters inside a line, representing DFO statistical subarea 19-6, that begins at the end of Sidney Spit at 48° 39.19' north latitude and 123°20.67' west longitude, thence in a southeasterly direction to a point of land on Sidney Island at 48°38.65' north latitude and 123°20.02' west longitude, thence following the shoreline of Sidney Spit Marine Park on Sidney Island to a point on land at 48°38.27' north latitude and 123°20.38' west longitude, thence northerly to the beginning point (NAD 83).
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 23.C Entrance Inlet Subarea: 23-9
Map: Closure 23.C
With the exception of Cigarette Cove at the head of Entrance Inlet, which is closed annually under Sanitary Closure Map 23.3, the waters and intertidal foreshore of Entrance Inlet, lying inside a line drawn across the narrows at the entrance, from a point on land on the west side of the entrance at 49° 00.00' north latitude and 125° 17.78' west longitude, to a point on land on the east side of the entrance at 48° 59.98' north latitude and 125° 17.70' west longitude, thence to the narrows at the boundary on Sanitary Closure Map 23.3, at a line drawn across the narrows from a point on land on the west side at 49° 00.33' north latitude and 125° 17.45' west longitude, to a point on land on the east side at 49° 00.33' north latitude and 125° 17.41' west longitude (NAD 27).
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 23.H Robbers Passage Subarea: 23-5
Map: Closure 23.H
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Robbers Passage, south of a line drawn from a point of land on Tzartus Island at 48° 53.81' north latitude and 125° 07.00' west longitude due west to a point on land on Fleming Island at 48° 53.81' north latitude and 125° 07.27' west longitude; and north of a line drawn from a point of land on Tzartus Island at 48° 53.64' north latitude and 125° 06.81' west longitude southwesterly to a point of land on Fleming Island at 48° 53.58' north latitude and 125° 06.88' west longitude (NAD83).
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 25.A Santa Gertudis Cove, Nootka Island Subarea: 25-6
Map: Closure 25.A
The waters and intertidal foreshore of Santa Gertrudis Cove, Nootka Island, inside a line drawn from the point at the southern end of the cove entrance at 49°36.23' north latitude and 126°36.85' west longitude to the point on the northern end of the cove entrance at 49°36.10' north latitude and 126°36.90' west longitude [NAD 27].
05310930May 31 to Sep 30 28.A Plumper Cove, Keats Island Subarea: 28-1
Map: Closure 28.A
The intertidal foreshore of Plumper Cove, Keats Island, lying within a 300 m radius of the Provincial Park wharf.