Areas 1 and 101 (Graham Island)

Area map

Area maps

For a written description of Areas please see the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations 2007.

Area 1: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 101: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

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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 1,101 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open (See Restrictions)
Chum Salmon 1,101 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 1,101 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pink Salmon 1,101 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sockeye Salmon 1,101 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

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.
Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii Gear Restriction Hook with Single Point
Chinook Salmon Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Rose Spit Point West Annual Limit Pieces 30
Daily Limit Pieces 2
Minimum Size (cm) 45 cm
Possession Limit Pieces 4
Chinook Salmon Rose Spit Point East Annual Limit Pieces 30
Daily Limit Pieces 2
Minimum Size (cm) 45 cm
Possession Limit Pieces 4
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii Daily Limit Pieces 2
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Rose Spit Point East That portion of Area 101 east of 131 degrees 40.0 minutes West longitude (Rose Spit Point)
Rose Spit Point West That portion of Area 101 west of 131 degrees 40.0 minutes West longitude (Rose Spit Point)
Tidal waters of all streams on Haida Gwaii The tidal portion of all streams flowing into Areas 1, 2 and 102.


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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 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Albacore Tuna 1,101 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Eulachon 1,101 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 1,101 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Surf Smelt 1,101 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, All other species 1,101 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 1,101 0/0/0 Non-retention
Bocaccio Rockfish 1,101 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Codfish 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Greenling 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 1,101 0/0/0 Closed
Lingcod 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/- Closed
Perch 1,101 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Rockfish, All Species Combined 1,101 0/0/- Closed
Sablefish 1,101 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 1,101 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 1,101 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 1,101 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 1,101 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 1,101 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 1,101 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Wolf Eel 1,101 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non-retention
Yelloweye Rockfish 1,101 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 1,101 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 1,101 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut Coastwide Reminder The recreational halibut fishery is closed The recreational halibut fishery is closed; management actions for 2019 including opening date will be confirmed following the International Pacific Halibut Commission meetings and Sport Fishing Advisory Board of BC meetings in late January/early February 2019.
Perch 1,101 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, All Species Combined 1,101 Daily Limit Pieces 3 - Daily limit of 3 Rockfish per day, of which only 1 may be a China Rockfish or a Tiger Rockfish or a Quillback Rockfish
Bocaccio Rockfish 1,101 Non Retention Zero (0) retention forBocaccio rockfish.
Yelloweye Rockfish 1,101 Non Retention Zero (0) retention of Yelloweye rockfish
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 1,101 Oversize Daily Limit Pieces - Included in Daily Limit 1
Oversize Length 50 cm


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Bivalve shellfish

Eating contaminated shellfish can be life threatening! Closures change frequently throughout the year. It is illegal to harvest shellfish from closed or contaminated areas.

Bivalve shellfish and snails

Bivalve shellfish have 2 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.

Is it safe to harvest bivalve shellfish now in this location?
  1. Check for contamination in the subarea where you plan to harvest.
  2. If no contamination closures are in effect, check species regulations and additional harvest restrictions.

Questions? Contact Elysha Gordon, Canadian Shellfish Sanitation Program Coordinator:

250-756-7192
Elysha.Gordon@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Bivalve shellfish contamination

Subarea Marine biotoxin update (open bivalve species) Sanitary contamination closures (closed to shellfish harvesting)
1-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
1-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
101-10 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 1,101 0/0/0
Blue Mussel 1,101 0/0/0
California Mussel 1 0/0/0
Clams 1-1 to 1-4,1-6,1-7,101 0/0/0
Cockles 1-1 to 1-4,1-6,1-7,101 0/0/0
1-5 Hand Digging, Hand Picking 100/200/-
Geoduck 1,101 0/0/0
Moon Snail 1,101 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Olympia Oyster 1,101 0/0/0
Other Snail 1,101 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Pacific Oyster 1,101 0/0/0
Razor Clam 1-5 Hand Digging 50/100/-
Weathervane Scallop 1-1 to 1-4,1-6,1-7,101 0/0/0
1-5 Diving, Hand Picking 100/200/-


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

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.
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 1,101 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Box And Puget Sound King Crab 1,101 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Dungeness Crab 1,101 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Crab 1,101 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Red Rock Crab 1,101 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shore Crab 1,101 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

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 1,101 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 1,101 0/0/0 Closed
Ghost Shrimp 1,101 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Giant Barnacles 1,101 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Goose Barnacles 1,101 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 1,101 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 1,101 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Opal Squid 1,101 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open
Other Shellfish species 1,101 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 1,101 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 1,101 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Urchin 1,101 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 1,101 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open (See Restrictions)
Squid, All other species 1,101 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Starfish Sea Star 1,101 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction Maximum 4 traps or ring nets or combination of these per fisher.
Coastwide Reminder Prawns with eggs: No person shall retain prawns carrying eggs, or remove eggs from the underside of prawns carrying eggs. All prawns carrying eggs externally on the underside of the tail shall be returned to the water immediately and in the manner that causes the least harm.
Coastwide Gear Restriction Floats 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. If two traps are attached to one ground-line, it is sufficient to attach a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator's name to one end of the ground-line.
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.


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Protected areas

Protected areas

Learn about permanent restrictions that are in effect:

Area Type Closure Name
1-1 Rockfish Conservation Area Frederick Island
101 Marine Protected Area Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area
101-1 Rockfish Conservation Area Frederick Island

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area Bowie_Seamount_Marine_Protected_Area.png Those waters of Subareas 101-1 and 142-2 inside a line commencing at 53º03'07.6' N 135º50'25.9' W to a point 53º16'20.9' N 134º59'55.4' W then to a point 53º39'49.2' N 135º17'04.9' W then to a point 53º39'18.0' N 135º53'46.5' W then to a point 53º52'16.7' N 136º30'23.1' W EEZ Boundary then following the EEZ Boundary to 53º49'19.6' N 136º47'33.1? W EEZ Boundary then to a point 53º40'02.5' N 136º57'03.5' W then to a point 53º13'59.2' N 136º10'00.0' W then back to the point of commencement. [Bowie Seamount Marine Protected Area]
Frederick Island Frederick_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 1-1, 101-1 and 142-2 that lie inside a line that: begins at 53°56.246'N 133°17.500'W in water then to 53°56.246'N 133°11.862'W Hope Point then to 53°56.737'N 133°08.036'W Morgan Point then southerly following the shoreline of Graham Island to the intersection with the parallel passing through 53°47.000' north latitude, then to 53°47.000'N 133°10.000'W in water then to the beginning point.


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