Area 11 and 111 (Cape Caution/Bramham Point)

Area map

Area maps

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

Area 11: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 111: 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 11 2/4/10 Open (See Restrictions)
111 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/10 Open (See Restrictions)
Chum Salmon 11,111 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 11-1,11-2,111 0/0/0 Non-retention until Jun 01 (See Restrictions)
11-3 to 11-10 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Pink Salmon 11,111 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sockeye Salmon 11,111 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (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.
Chinook Salmon Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coastwide Reminder Chinook Salmon Annual Aggregate Counts - The total annual limit for chinook salmon is 10 from all tidal and fresh waters (combined).
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.


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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 11,111 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Albacore Tuna 11,111 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Eulachon 11,111 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 11,111 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open (See Restrictions)
Northern Anchovy 11,111 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Finfish species 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pacific Sand Lance 11,111 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pacific Sardine 11,111 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open (See Restrictions)
Surf Smelt 11,111 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Tuna, All other species 11,111 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
All other shark species 11,111 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Bocaccio Rockfish 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Codfish 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Greenling 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open (See Restrictions)
Halibut 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear 1/-/6 Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Lingcod 11,111 65cm Hook and Line, Spear 2/4/- Open until Nov 15 (See Restrictions)
Perch 11,111 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Rockfish, All Species Combined 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open until Nov 15 (See Restrictions)
Sablefish 11,111 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Salmon Shark 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sculpin 11,111 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 11,111 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 11,111 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sole/Flounder 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Spiny Dogfish 11,111 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sturgeon 11,111 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Trout (Hatchery) 11,111 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Trout (Wild) 11,111 0/0/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Wolf Eel 11,111 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Yelloweye Rockfish 11,111 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 11,111 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 11,111 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 11,111 Maximum Length Head On (cm) 126 cm
Reminder The possession limit is either of: one (1) halibut measuring from 90 cm to 126 cm head-on length, OR two (2) halibut measuring under 90 cm head-on length.
Lingcod 11,111 Reminder Lingcod: Fillets, including the tail, must meet the minimum "head off" size limit of 53 cm. (21 in.)
Perch 11,111 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, All Species Combined Coastwide Reminder Rockfish - Anglers in vessels shall immediately return all rockfish that are not being retained to the water and to a similar depth from which they were caught by use of an inverted weighted barbless hook or other purpose-built descender device
11,111 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 11,111 Non Retention Zero (0) retention for Bocaccio Rockfish
Yelloweye Rockfish 11,111 Non Retention Zero (0) retention of Yelloweye rockfish


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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)
11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-2 Littleneck Clam;Manila Clam;Mussels;Oysters;Other Scallop;Pacific Scallop;Pink Scallop;Spiny Scallop
11-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
11-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
111 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 11,111 0/0/0
Blue Mussel 11,111 0/0/0
California Mussel 11 0/0/0
Clams 11,111 0/0/0
Cockles 11 0/0/0
Geoduck 11,111 0/0/0
Moon Snail 11,111 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Olympia Oyster 11,111 0/0/0
Other Snail 11,111 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Pacific Oyster 11,111 0/0/0


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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.
Coastwide Reminder Clams: No person shall retain a Manila Clam or Littleneck Clam smaller than 35 mm, nor a Butter Clam smaller than 55 mm.
Clams Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 75 - When open, all species aggregate daily limit combined Areas 1 to 27 is 75, except Pacific Rim National Park where the all species aggregate limit is 24.
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
Box And Puget Sound King Crab 11,111 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Dungeness Crab 11,111 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
King Crab 11,111 0/0/0 Closed
Other Crab 11,111 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Red Rock Crab 11,111 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shore Crab 11,111 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

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 Crab traps are required to have two unobstructed circular escape holes or rings, measuring a minimum of 105 mm in diameter
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 11,111 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 4.
King Crab Coastwide Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female King crab
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 crab
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 crab


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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 10,110 0/0/0 Closed
Ghost Shrimp 10,110 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open (See Restrictions)
Giant Barnacles 10,110 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Goose Barnacles 10,110 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Limpet 10,110 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open (See Restrictions)
Octopus 10,110 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Opal Squid 10,110 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Shellfish species 10,110 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sand Dollar 10,110 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sea Cucumber 10,110 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sea Urchin 10,110 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shrimp/Prawn 10,110 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open (See Restrictions)
Squid, All other species 10,110 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Starfish Sea Star 10,110 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shrimp/Prawn 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 (aggregate limit)
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.


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Protected areas

Protected areas

Learn about permanent restrictions that are in effect:

Area Type Closure Name
11-2 Rockfish Conservation Area Storm Islands
111 Rockfish Conservation Area Scott Islands

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Scott Islands Scott_Islands.png Those waters of Area 111 and Subareas 127-3 and 127-4 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°52.000'N 128°56.500'W in water then true east to 50°52.000'N 128°33.000'W in water then true south to 50°45.000'N 128°33.000'W in water then true west to 50°45.000'N 128°56.500'W in water then true north to the beginning point.
Storm Islands Storm_Islands.png Those waters of Subarea 11-2 that lie inside a line that: begins at 51°02.000'N 127°44.700'W Storm Islands then to 51°03.527'N 127°37.903'W McEwan Rock Light then to 51°00.013'N 127°33.852'W Harris Island Light then to 51°01.100'N 127°42.100'W in water then passing through the Storm Islands to the beginning point.


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