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BC tidal area 12 - Port Hardy, Robson Bight: Recreational fishing limits, openings and closures

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 tables for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the restrictions tables for special exceptions and more detailed regulations. Make sure you know the:
    • (d) Daily limit: The maximum number of a given fish species that a person is allowed to keep in one day.
    • (p) Possession limit: The maximum number of fish you can have in your possession at any given time, except for what is at your ordinary residence.
    • (a) Annual limit: The total amount of fish of a certain species that may be caught and retained during the course of a fishing year which commences on April 1 and ends the following March 31.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.
  5. Unless otherwise specified, fishing opportunities and closures end at 23:59 hrs on the close-date shown.

Helpful resources:

Area map

Area maps

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

Area 12: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Management area 12
Salmon

Salmon

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Chinook salmon 12-14 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/10 Open (See Restrictions)
12-1 to 12-13,12-15 to 12-48 62cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/10 Open (See Restrictions)
Chum salmon 12 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Coho salmon (hatchery) 12-14 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
12-1 to 12-13,12-15 to 12-48 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Coho salmon (wild) 12-14 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 1/2/- Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
12-1 to 12-13,12-15 to 12-25 Barbless Hook & Line -/-/- Non-retention until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
12-26 to 12-48 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 1/2/- Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Pink salmon 12 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sockeye salmon 12 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)

Last updated: 2022-10-01 02:05:04

Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure type Measure value
Finfish Inner McNeil Bay Closed Closed to fishing for all finfish from August 15 to December 31.
Kingcome River Closed Closed to fishing for finfish from April 1 to March 31.
Nimpkish River Closed Closed to fishing for finfish from June 1 to November 30.
Klinaklini River Closed Closed to fishing for finfish from April 1 to March 31.
Salmon Coastwide Possession Limit Pieces 8 - The possession limit for all salmon from all waters is twice the daily limit. You cannot possess more than eight salmon in total, except for salmon that are at your ordinary residence.
Coastwide Combined 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 permanently record all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. If mobile internet access is immediately available, the licence holder may alternatively record catch immediately in their National Recreational Licensing System (NRLS) account.
Coastwide Annual Limit Pieces 10 - The coastwide total annual limit for chinook salmon is 10 from all tidal waters that are open to chinook retention.
12-19 Non Retention Portions of Subarea 12-19 [Broughton Strait southerly of a line from Ledge Point to the light on the southern end of Haddington Is, then to the light on Yellow Bluff on Cormorant Is, then following the southerly shoreline to a marker on Gordon Bluff, then to Lewis Point on Vancouver Island] are Chinook non-retention August 1 until October 31. Fishers are also reminded of the finfish closure in Subarea 12-19.
Coho salmon (hatchery and wild combined) 12 Combined Daily Limit Pieces 2 - In times and areas where there is some combination of hatchery marked and wild (unmarked) Coho retention, the daily limit is two (2) Coho per day unless otherwise specified. You cannot add together the hatchery marked and wild (unmarked) limits to exceed two (2) Coho per day. Please see the species regulations and restrictions for specific limits on hatchery marked and wild (unmarked) Coho.
Keogh River Non Retention Coho non-retention
Coho salmon (hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
Hardy Bay Daily Limit Pieces 4
Minimum Size (cm) 30 cm
Possession Limit Pieces 8

Last updated: 2022-10-01 02:05:08

Area descriptions

Area Map Area description
Hardy Bay Hardy_Bay.png Subarea 12-16, inside of line from Duval Point to Daphne Point (Hardy Bay).
Inner McNeil Bay In Area 12, the waters of Port McNeil Bay westerly of a line from a boundary sign at the north end of the Western Forest Products jetty true north to a boundary sign on the opposite shore of Ledge Point Pennisula.
Keogh River In Subarea 12-16, the mouth of the Keogh River within a 400 m radius of the shore.
Kingcome River Subarea 12-46, the mouth of Kingcome River shoreward of a line from a fishing boundary sign on Petley Point to a fishing boundary sign on a point on the opposite shore of Kingcome Inlet.
Klinaklini River Subarea 12-34, the waters of the mouth of Klinaklini River (Knight Inlet) shoreward of a line from a fishing boundary sign at the southern entrance to Wahshihlas Bay to a fishing boundary sign at Rubble Point.
Nimpkish River Subarea 12-19, the mouth of Nimpkish River inside a line from a fishing boundary sign at a point on the shore of Vancouver Island approximately 1.5 km east of Broad Point, then to a navigational aid in the middle of Haddington Passage, then to a fishing boundary sign at a point approximately 1 km east of Willow Creek, then to the tidal water boundary signs approximately 100 m upstream of the Highway 19 bridge.

Last updated: 2022-10-01 02:05:08

Other finfish

Finfish other than salmon

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Herring 12 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Eulachon 12 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 12 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open (See Restrictions)
Northern anchovy 12 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other finfish species 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pacific sand lance 12 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pacific sardine 12 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open (See Restrictions)
Surf smelt 12 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Tuna, Albacore 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Tuna, All other species 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Codfish 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Greenling 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 3/6/- Open (See Restrictions)
Halibut 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving -/-/10 Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Lingcod 12-14 65cm Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 3/6/- Open until Nov 15 (See Restrictions)
12-1 to 12-13,12-15 to 12-48 0/0/0 Closed
Perch 12 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Rockfish, All species combined 12-14 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 3/6/- Open until Nov 15 (See Restrictions)
12-1 to 12-13,12-15 to 12-48 0/0/0 Closed
Rockfish, Bocaccio 12-14 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open until Nov 15 (See Restrictions)
12-1 to 12-13,12-15 to 12-48 0/0/0 Closed
Rockfish, Yelloweye 12-14 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention until Nov 15 (See Restrictions)
12-1 to 12-13,12-15 to 12-48 0/0/0 Closed
Sablefish 12 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sculpin 12 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shark, All other species 12 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Shark, Basking 12 0/0/0 Closed
Shark, Blue 12 0/0/0 Closed
Shark, Bluntnose 12 0/0/0 Closed
Shark, Brown Cat 12 0/0/0 Closed
Shark, Great White 12 0/0/0 Closed
Shark, Salmon 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shark, Sixgill 12 0/0/0 Closed
Shark, Tope 12 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 12 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sole/Flounder 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Spiny dogfish 12 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sturgeon 12 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Trout (hatchery) 12 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Trout (wild) 12 0/0/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Wolf eel 12 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)

Last updated: 2022-10-01 02:05:06

Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure type Measure value
Finfish Inner McNeil Bay Closed Closed to fishing for all finfish from August 15 to December 31.
Kingcome River Closed Closed to fishing for finfish from April 1 to March 31.
Nimpkish River Closed Closed to fishing for finfish from June 1 to November 30.
Klinaklini River Closed Closed to fishing for finfish from April 1 to March 31.
Herring 12 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Eulachon Coastwide Closed
Codfish 12 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut Coastwide Season Planning Halibut: The recreational halibut fishery continues April 1, 2022 under the 2022/23 Conditions of Licence, and is expected to continue until December 31 2022. Non-residents of Canada wishing to fish and retain halibut in Areas 121, 23 and 123, must obtain their licence from a licence vendor in Canada - view: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/licence-permis/iap-fai-eng.html; that is, a licence purchased directly over the internet by a non-resident is not valid for halibut fishing in these areas.
Coastwide Reminder The daily and possession limit for halibut is EITHER of: one (1) halibut measuring 90 cm to 133 cm in length (69 cm to 102 cm head-off), OR three (3) halibut, each measuring under 90 cm in length (69 cm head-off). No person shall retain a halibut greater than 133 cm head-on length (102 cm head-off). Head-off measurements are made from the base of the pectoral fin at its most forward point to the extreme end of the middle of the tail.
12 Maximum Length Head On (cm) 133 cm The maximum overall length for halibut is 133 cm head-on, or 102 cm head-off.
Lingcod Coastwide Season Planning For planning purposes only - for in-season requirements, please see current regulations/restrictions for specific areas, gear and individual species limits, and closures/exceptions. INSIDE WATERS - Generally open May 1 to September 30, for Areas 13 to 19 and Subareas 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 to 12-48, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5. Closed year round - Area 28 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-4 and 29-6 to 29-17. OUTSIDE WATERS - Generally Open April 1 to November 15, for Areas 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142, 11, 21 to 27, 111, 123 to 127, Subareas 12-14 and 20-1 to 20-4, and Area 121 (portion).
12 Reminder Lingcod: Fillets, including the tail, must meet the minimum "head off" size limit of 53 cm. (21 in.)
Perch 12 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.
Coastwide Season Planning Note - For planning purposes only - for in-season requirements, please see current regulations/restrictions for specific areas, gear and individual species limits, and closures/exceptions. INSIDE WATERS - Generally open May 1 to September 30, for Areas 13 to 19 and Subareas 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 to 12-48, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5. Closed year round - Area 28 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-4 and 29-6 to 29-17. OUTSIDE WATERS - Generally Open April 1 to November 15, for Areas 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142, 11, 21 to 27, 111, 123 to 127, Subareas 12-14 and 20-1 to 20-4, and Area 121 (portion).
12-14 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
Sculpin Coastwide Reminder Cabezon is a species of sculpin; for daily and possession limits, please see the species regulations table above for sculpin
Trout (hatchery and wild combined) Coastwide Reminder Note (1) Trout - means Brook trout, Brown trout, Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, Lake trout, Rainbow trout, Steelhead, and includes Bull trout. (2) Steelhead - in waters where anadromous Rainbow trout are found, Steelhead means a Rainbow trout that is greater than 50cm in overall length. (3) Anadromous means migrating from the sea up rivers or streams to spawn.
12 Combined Daily Limit Pieces 2 The aggregate recreational daily limit for wild and hatchery trout combined is two (2).

Last updated: 2022-10-01 02:05:07

Area descriptions

Area Map Area description
Inner McNeil Bay In Area 12, the waters of Port McNeil Bay westerly of a line from a boundary sign at the north end of the Western Forest Products jetty true north to a boundary sign on the opposite shore of Ledge Point Pennisula.
Kingcome River Subarea 12-46, the mouth of Kingcome River shoreward of a line from a fishing boundary sign on Petley Point to a fishing boundary sign on a point on the opposite shore of Kingcome Inlet.
Klinaklini River Subarea 12-34, the waters of the mouth of Klinaklini River (Knight Inlet) shoreward of a line from a fishing boundary sign at the southern entrance to Wahshihlas Bay to a fishing boundary sign at Rubble Point.
Nimpkish River Subarea 12-19, the mouth of Nimpkish River inside a line from a fishing boundary sign at a point on the shore of Vancouver Island approximately 1.5 km east of Broad Point, then to a navigational aid in the middle of Haddington Passage, then to a fishing boundary sign at a point approximately 1 km east of Willow Creek, then to the tidal water boundary signs approximately 100 m upstream of the Highway 19 bridge.

Last updated: 2022-10-01 02:05:07

Bivalve shellfish

Bivalve shellfish and snails

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 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. Learn more about shellfish harvesting.

How to follow the rules

  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.
  3. Questions? Email us at DFO.PAC.CSSP-PCAM.PAC.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Bivalve shellfish contamination closures

Planned bivalve shellfish harvesting closures

Look at the first column below to see which species are safe to harvest. If there is information in the second column, it is illegal and unsafe to harvest any bivalve species in those areas.

Subarea Marine biotoxin update (open bivalve species) Sanitary contamination closures (closed to shellfish harvesting)
12-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-14 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-15 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-16 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-17 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-18 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-19 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-20 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-21 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-22 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-23 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-24 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-25 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-26 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-27 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-28 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-29 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-30 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-31 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-32 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-33 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-34 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-35 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-36 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-37 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-38 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-39
  • 12-39.A: Closed to All Bivalve Species
  • 12-39.B: Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-40 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-41 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-42 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-43 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-44 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-45 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-46 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-47 Closed to All Bivalve Species
12-48 Closed to All Bivalve Species

Last updated: 2022-10-01 02:06:59

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Clam, Butter 12 Hand Digging 20/40/-
Clam, Horse 12 Hand Digging 6/12/-
Clam, Littleneck 12 Hand Digging 60/120/-
Clam, Manila 12 Hand Digging 60/120/-
Clam, Razor 12 Hand Digging 12/24/-
Clam, Softshell 12 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Clam, Varnish 12 Hand Digging 60/120/-
Cockles 12 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Geoduck 12 Hand Digging, Hand Picking 3/6/-
Mussel, Blue 12 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Mussel, California 12 Hand Picking 25/50/-
Oyster, Olympia 12 0/0/0
Oyster, Pacific 12 Hand Picking 12/24/-
Scallop, Pink and Spiny 12 Diving, Hand Picking 75/150/-
Scallop, Rock 12 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Scallop, Weathervane 12 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Snail, Moon 12 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Snail, Other 12 Hand Picking 75/150/-

Last updated: 2022-09-20 15:29:42

Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure type Measure value
Shellfish Coastwide Season Planning For planning purposes only - EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2023 - Crab & Prawn/Shrimp traps. The Department would like to advise that changes to the conditions of licence to standardize crab and prawn/shrimp float requirements will be proceeding for the licence year beginning on April 1, 2023. This change is required to support improved enforcement and catch monitoring. This advance notice is intended to provide stakeholders and gear manufacturers/distributors adequate time to prepare for these planned changes. Some fishers may be required to purchase new fishing gear over the next year in order to be in compliance on April 1, 2023 with the following requirements. - Crab Traps - Floats attached to crab traps must be bullet shaped cylindrical floats a minimum of 27cm in length and 12cm in diameter. Typically these are foam floats which can be found at most tackle retailers. - Prawn and Shrimp Traps - Floats attached to prawn and shrimp traps must be round (spherical) in shape and a minimum of 27cm in diameter. Typically these are 'Scotchman' style floats which can be found at most tackle retailers.
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, All Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 60 - When open, all species aggregate daily limit combined Areas 1 to 27 is 60, except Pacific Rim National Park where the all species aggregate limit is 24.
12 Gear Restriction It is illegal to use any mechanical apparatus or dredge for harvesting clams.
Reminder Clam harvesters are encouraged to fill in holes to reduce predation on exposed juvenile clams.
Mussels, All 12 Reminder Combined daily limit for all mussel species is 75.
Oyster, Pacific 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.
12 Packaging and Transporting Avoid transfer of green crab - Harvesters are encouraged to shuck oysters on the beach and leave the shells there, or return oyster shells to the beach from where you collected them whenever possible. In order to avoid the transfer of European green crab, please dispose of any oyster shell harvested from the west coast of Vancouver Island back to the beach from where it came or with your household garbage. Consult your local DFO Office. You will need permission to harvest oysters from marked oyster farms.
Snail, Moon 12 Reminder Moon snails may be subject to PSP, check for closures. Consult your local DFO office for details.

Last updated: 2022-09-20 18:36:45

Area descriptions

Closure Map Area description
12.1 Hardy Bay 12.1.jpeg That portion of Hardy Bay lying inside a straight line drawn from Daphne Point on the east side of Hardy Bay to the prominent point of land just north of Scotia Bay at 50°44.83' north latitude and 127°29.68' west longitude. [NAD 83]
12.10 Little Nimmo Bay 12.10.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Little Nimmo Bay located east of a line drawn from the headland on the south side of the bay at 50°56.30' north latitude and 126°41.25' west longitude, thence northerly to a point on the northern shore at 50°56.40' north latitude and 126 41.25' west longitude. [NAD 83]
12.12 Sutherland Bay, Drury Inlet 12.12.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the southwestern head of Sutherland Bay, Drury Inlet, located inside a line drawn from the rock shoal on the southern foreshore, thence to the rock shoal on the northern foreshore. [NAD83]
12.14 Double Bay, Hanson Island 12.14.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the western bay of Double Bay, Hanson Island, lying inside a line drawn from a point on shore 200 m north of the Double Bay resort due east to an unnamed island and from the southernmost tip of the unnamed island due south to the opposite shore. [NAD83]
12.15 Alert Bay, Cormorant Island 12.15.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, inside a line drawn from the navigational light at Yellow Bluff, thence southeast to the cable crossing sign at 50°34.65' north latitude and 126°55.30' west longitude, thence eastward along the foreshore of Gordon Bluff to the end of Fir Street. [NAD83]
12.16 North Side, Cormorant Island 12.16.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Cormorant Island and Cormorant Channel inside a line commencing at the westernmost point of Cormorant Island at 50°35.62' north latitude and 126°57.54' west longitude thence due north to the parallel passing through 50°36.50' north latitude, thence due east to a point in water at 50°36.50' north latitude and 126°54.33' west longitude, thence due south to the foot of Fir St. on Cormorant Island at 50°34.74' north latitude and 126°54.33' west longitude. [NAD 83]
12.17 Clam Cove, Nigei Island 12.17.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of a bay locally known as Clam Cove, on Nigei Island, lying inside a line drawn from the north side at 50º52.20' north latitude and 127º40.35' west longitude thence easterly to a point on land at 50º52.15' north latitude and 127º40.29' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.2 Echo Bay, Gilford Island 12.2.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Echo Bay, Gilford Island, lying within 300 m of any part of the boat moorage. [NAD83]
12.21 Dixon Island 12.21.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the unnamed bay on the north-easterly shore of Dickson Island, lying inside of a line drawn from a point on land at 50°50.33' north latitude and 126°55.58' west longitude, thence southerly to a point on land at 50°50.22' north latitude and 126°55.60' west longitude. [NAD 83]
12.22 Shushartie Bay 12.22.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Shushartie Bay at the northern end of Vancouver Island, inside of a line drawn across the mouth of the bay from a point on land located at 50°51.71' north latitude and 127°52.24' west longitude thence southeasterly to a point on land at 50°51.29' north latitude and 127°51.32' west longitude. [NAD 83]
12.25 Duval Island 12.25.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the unnamed bay west of Duval Island, lying west of a line commencing from a point of land at 50°46.28' north latitude and 127°30.64' west longitude, thence southeasterly to a point of land on the west side of Duval Island at 50°46.20' north latitude and 127°30.51' west longitude, and thence due south to a point on land at 50°46.11' north latitude and 127°30.51' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.26 Lagoon Cove 12.26.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Lagoon Cove, north of a line drawn from the southernmost point of Farquharson Island at 50°35.57' north latitude and 126°18.73' west longitude true east to a point of land on East Cracroft Island at 50°35.57' north latitude and 126°18.54' west longitude; and southeast of a line drawn from a point of land at 50°36.07' north latitude and 126°18.86' west longitude in a southwesterly direction to a point of land at the northern entrance to the unnamed cove on the east side of Farquharson Island at 50°35.91' north latitude and 126°19.18' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.27 Keogh River 12.27.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore at the mouth of the Keogh River, from a fishing boundary sign west of the river mouth at 50°40.75' north latitude and 127°21.18' west longitude, thence southeasterly to a point on land east of the mouth of the river mouth at 50°40.59' north latitude and 127°20.64' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.28 Port Harvey, East Cracroft Island 12.28.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Port Harvey, West Cracroft Island, inside a line drawn from the point of land on the southern shore at the eastern entrance to Cracroft Inlet at 50°34.06’ north latitude and 126°16.50’ west longitude, thence southeasterly to a debris pile on the western shore of Range Island at 50°33.84’ north latitude and 126°16.28’ west longitude, thence southwesterly to a point of land south of Tide Pole Islet at 50°33.54’ north latitude and 126°16.72’ west longitude, thence northerly along the intertidal foreshore to the commencement point. [NAD 83]
12.3 Beaver Harbour 12.3.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Beaver Harbour, near Port Hardy, lying inside a straight line drawn from Thomas Point through Cormorant Rock to the shore of Vancouver Island, but not including the small unnamed island immediately to the south of Shell Island. [NAD83]
12.30 Dickson Island 12.30.jpeg The intertidal foreshore of southwestern Dickson Island inside a line drawn from a point on land at 50°50.10' north latitude and 126°56.69' west longitude, thence southeasterly to a point of land at 50°50.01' north latitude and 126°56.49' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.32 Port Hardy Airport 12.32.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore which lie within a 675 m radius of the Port Hardy airport wastewater treatment plant discharge outfall located at 50°41.61' north latitude and 127°22.18' west longitude which intersects the shoreline at 50°41.60' north latitude and 127°22.76' west longitude and again at 50°41.25' north latitude and 127°22.25' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.33 West side of Forward Bay, West Cracroft Island 12.33.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of the west side of Forward Bay on West Cracroft Island, inside a line drawn from a point on land at 50°31.27' north latitude and 126°24.42' west longitude, thence southwesterly to a point of land at 50°30.99' north latitude and 126°24.96' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.34 South of Thomas Point 12.34.jpeg The intertidal foreshore of Subarea 12-16 southeast of Thomas Point in Port Hardy, from a point on land at 50°41.87' north latitude and 127°22.85' west longitude, southeasterly to a point on land at 50°41.60' north latitude and 127°22.75' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.35 - A portion of Clio Channel 12.35.png The waters and intertidal foreshore of the channel lying southwest of a line between Farquharson and Dorman Islands in Clio Channel drawn from a point of land on the northern tip of Farquharson Island at 50°36.11' north latitude and 126°19.50' west longitude, thence northwesterly to a point of land on the northeast side of Dorman Island at 50°36.20' north latitude and 126°19.86' west longitude, thence following the high tide mark southwesterly to and across the isthmus between the two islands and back northeasterly to the point of commencement. [NAD 83]
12.5 Hopetown Passage, Watson Island 12.5.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Hoy Bay, Watson Island, lying north of a line drawn from Hopetown Point on Watson Island at 50°55.21' north latitude and 126°50.17' west longitude to an unnamed point on Watson Island at 50°55.25' north latitude and 126°49.30' west longitude. [NAD83]
12.6 Macgowan Bay, Drury Inlet 12.6.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Macgowan Bay, Drury Inlet, lying inside a line drawn from a point on shore at 50°54.82' north latitude and 127°08.72' west longitude, thence southeasterly to 50°54.65' north latitude and 127°08.40' west longitude on the opposite shore [NAD 83].
12.7 Bay West of Everard Islets, Drury Inlet 12.7.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of a small unnamed bay, immediately west of the Everard Islets, Drury Inlet, lying inside a line drawn from a point on shore at 50°53.38' north latitude and 127°02.83' west longitude, thence easterly to a point on shore at 50°53.36' north latitude and 127°02.58' west longitude [NAD 83].
12.8 Shoal Harbour, Gilford Island 12.8.jpeg The waters and intertidal foreshore of Shoal Harbour, Gilford Island, lying inside a line drawn from a point on the west shore at 50°44.59' north latitude and 126°30.30' west longitude thence easterly to a point on shore at 50°44.59' north latitude and 126°30.12' west longitude [NAD 83].
12.jj Port Harvey 12.jj.jpeg Harvesting of bivalve shellfish is prohibited in the waters and intertidal foreshore of Port Harvey inside a line drawn from Harvey Point at 50°32.09' north latitude and 126°16.64' west longitude, thence due west to the point on land on West Cracroft Island at 50°32.09' north latitude and 126°18.16' west longitude, thence northeasterly following the shoreline to the point on land at 50°34.10' north latitude and 126°16.52' west longitude, thence north to the point on land on East Cracroft Island at 50°34.13' north latitude and 126°16.51' west longitude, thence following the shoreline back to the point of commencement. [NAD83].
12-39.A 12-39.A.jpeg That portion of Subarea 12-39 North of a line drawn at Sharp Point on Broughton Island at (50° 47.467'N, 126° 36.090' W) proceeding westerly down Fife Sound into Nowell Channel intersecting the boundary with PFMA 12-7 at (50° 45.006' N, 126° 47.224' W).
12-39.B 12-39.B.jpeg That portion of Subarea 12-39 South of a line drawn at Sharp Point on Broughton Island at (50° 47.467'N, 126° 36.090' W) proceeding westerly down Fife Sound into Nowell Channel intersecting the boundary with PFMA 12-7 at (50° 45.006' N, 126° 47.224' W).

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Crab

Crab

Species regulations

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Species Areas Min size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Box and Puget Sound King crab 12 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Dungeness crab 12 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
King crab 12 0/0/0 Closed
Other crab 12 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Red Rock crab 12 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shore crab 12 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open (See Restrictions)

Last updated: 2022-09-20 15:28:16

Restrictions

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Species Areas Measure type Measure value
Shellfish Coastwide Season Planning For planning purposes only - EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2023 - Crab & Prawn/Shrimp traps. The Department would like to advise that changes to the conditions of licence to standardize crab and prawn/shrimp float requirements will be proceeding for the licence year beginning on April 1, 2023. This change is required to support improved enforcement and catch monitoring. This advance notice is intended to provide stakeholders and gear manufacturers/distributors adequate time to prepare for these planned changes. Some fishers may be required to purchase new fishing gear over the next year in order to be in compliance on April 1, 2023 with the following requirements. - Crab Traps - Floats attached to crab traps must be bullet shaped cylindrical floats a minimum of 27cm in length and 12cm in diameter. Typically these are foam floats which can be found at most tackle retailers. - Prawn and Shrimp Traps - Floats attached to prawn and shrimp traps must be round (spherical) in shape and a minimum of 27cm in diameter. Typically these are 'Scotchman' style floats which can be found at most tackle retailers.
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 12 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 As per the Conditions of Licence, it is prohibited to possess female King crab
Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of King crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
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

Last updated: 2022-09-20 18:36:15

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Other invertebrates

Other invertebrates

Species regulations

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Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Abalone 12 0/0/0 Closed
Barnacles, Giant 12 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Barnacles, Goose 12 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Limpet 12 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open (See Restrictions)
Octopus 12 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other shellfish species 12 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sand Dollar 12 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sea Cucumber 12 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sea Urchin 12 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shrimp, Ghost 12 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shrimp/Prawn 12 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 125/250/- Open (See Restrictions)
Squid, All other species 12 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Squid, Opal 12 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open (See Restrictions)
Starfish sea star 12 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)

Last updated: 2022-09-20 15:31:28

Restrictions

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Species Areas Measure type Measure value
Shellfish Coastwide Season Planning For planning purposes only - EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2023 - Crab & Prawn/Shrimp traps. The Department would like to advise that changes to the conditions of licence to standardize crab and prawn/shrimp float requirements will be proceeding for the licence year beginning on April 1, 2023. This change is required to support improved enforcement and catch monitoring. This advance notice is intended to provide stakeholders and gear manufacturers/distributors adequate time to prepare for these planned changes. Some fishers may be required to purchase new fishing gear over the next year in order to be in compliance on April 1, 2023 with the following requirements. - Crab Traps - Floats attached to crab traps must be bullet shaped cylindrical floats a minimum of 27cm in length and 12cm in diameter. Typically these are foam floats which can be found at most tackle retailers. - Prawn and Shrimp Traps - Floats attached to prawn and shrimp traps must be round (spherical) in shape and a minimum of 27cm in diameter. Typically these are 'Scotchman' style floats which can be found at most tackle retailers.
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction 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 125
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction Maximum 4 traps or ring nets or combination of these per fisher.
Coastwide Reminder Spot Prawns (Pandalus platyceros) 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.

Last updated: 2022-09-20 18:36:43

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Protected areas

Protected areas

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Area Type Closure name
12-2 Rockfish Conservation Area Havannah Channel
12-3 Rockfish Conservation Area Cracroft Point South - Sophia Islands
Havannah Channel
West Cracroft Island
Weynton Passage
12-4 Rockfish Conservation Area Weynton Passage
12-6 Rockfish Conservation Area Eden - Bonwick - Midsummer - Swanson Islands
Numas Islands
Salmon Channel
12-7 Rockfish Conservation Area Dickson - Polkinghorne Islands
Eden - Bonwick - Midsummer - Swanson Islands
Numas Islands
Salmon Channel
12-8 Rockfish Conservation Area Numas Islands
Susquash
12-9 Rockfish Conservation Area Numas Islands
Susquash
12-10 Rockfish Conservation Area Susquash
12-11 Rockfish Conservation Area Bolivar Passage
Browning Passage
Susquash
12-12 Rockfish Conservation Area Bate - Shadwell Passage
Susquash
12-13 Rockfish Conservation Area Bolivar Passage
Browning Islands to Raynor Group
Shelter Bay
Susquash
12-14 Rockfish Conservation Area Susquash
12-15 Rockfish Conservation Area Goletas Channel
Susquash
12-16 Rockfish Conservation Area Hardy Bay - Five Fathom Rock
Susquash
12-17 Rockfish Conservation Area Susquash
12-18 Rockfish Conservation Area Haddington Passage
Weynton Passage
12-19 Rockfish Conservation Area Haddington Passage
12-21 Rockfish Conservation Area Cracroft Point South - Sophia Islands
12-22 Rockfish Conservation Area Havannah Channel
12-23 Rockfish Conservation Area Havannah Channel
Upper Call Inlet
12-26 Rockfish Conservation Area Eden - Bonwick - Midsummer - Swanson Islands
Havannah Channel
Lower Clio Channel
Port Elizabeth
Viscount Island
12-35 Rockfish Conservation Area Kwatsi Bay
Thompson Sound
Viscount Island
12-36 Rockfish Conservation Area Thompson Sound
12-37 Rockfish Conservation Area Bond Sound
12-39 Rockfish Conservation Area Eden - Bonwick - Midsummer - Swanson Islands
Nowell Channel
12-40 Rockfish Conservation Area Greenway Sound
12-41 Rockfish Conservation Area Burley Bay - Nepah Lagoon
Dickson - Polkinghorne Islands
Mackenzie - Nimmo
12-42 Rockfish Conservation Area Drury Inlet - Muirhead Islands
12-45 Rockfish Conservation Area Belleisle Sound
12-48 Rockfish Conservation Area Wakeman Sound

Last updated: 2022-08-05 15:25:07

Area descriptions

Area Map Area description
Bate - Shadwell Passage Bate-Shadwell_Passage.png Those waters of Subarea 12-12 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°56.000'N 127°50.263'W Cape James then to 50°55.800'N 127°48.000'W in water then to 50°54.960'N 127°44.155'W Cholberg Point then southerly following the shoreline of Nigei Island to 50°53.757'N 127°48.984'W Nigei Island then to 50°54.288'N 127°49.942'W Pivot Point then northerly following the shoreline to the beginning point
Belleisle Sound Belleisle_Sound.png Those waters of Subarea 12-45 that lie southerly of a line: From 50°54.200'N 126°25.248'W shoreline to 50°54.200'N 126°25.043'W shoreline
Bolivar Passage Bolivar_Passage.png Those waters of Subareas 12-11 and 12-13 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°55.100'N 127°34.928'W unnamed island then to 50°55.651'N 127°32.603'W Ragged Rock then to 50°54.300'N 127°31.279'W unnamed island then following the southwesterly shoreline to 50°54.158'N 127°31.154'W unnamed island then to 50°53.976'N 127°31.055'W Staples Island then following the westerly shoreline of Staples Island to 50°53.100'N 127°31.664'W Staples Island then to 50°52.300'N 127°33.400'W in water then to 50°53.600'N 127°35.800'W in water then to 50°54.000'N 127°35.256'W Redfern Island then following the southerly shoreline of Redfern Island to 50°54.150'N 127°34.876'W Redfern Island then to 50°54.437'N 127°34.258'W unnamed island then following the easterly shoreline to 50°55.100'N 127°34.900'W unnamed island then to the beginning point.
Bond Sound Bond_Sound.png Those waters of Subarea 12-37 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°49.964'N 126°12.941'W shoreline then to 50°49.541'N 126°11.527'W Loaf Point then to 50°52.403'N 126°10.756'W shoreline then following the shoreline to the beginning point
Browning Islands to Raynor Group Browning_Islands_to_Raynor_Group.png Those waters of Subarea 12-13 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°52.347'N 127°10.829'W Aylmer Point then to 50°52.300'N 127°12.733'W Gillot Rock then to 50°52.790'N 127°14.253'W Raynor Group then following the northeasterly shoreline to 50°53.123'N 127°14.802'W Raynor Group then to 50°53.094'N 127°14.967'W Brandon Rock then to 50°53.917'N 127°18.827'W Shell Islet then to 50°53.734'N 127°19.654'W Browning Islands then following the northeasterly shoreline to 50°53.908'N 127°20.085'W Browning Islands then to 50°55.017'N 127°21.939'W Stuart Point then easterly following the shoreline to the beginning point
Browning Passage Browning_Passage.png Those waters of Subarea 12-11 that lie inside a line that:begins at 50°54.079'N 127°41.817'W Nigei Island then to 50°54.600'N 127°40.867'W in water then to 50°52.533'N 127°38.885'W Cardigan Rocks then to 50°52.071'N 127°38.737'W Raglan Point then to 50°50.534'N 127°37.879'W Balaklava Island then to 50°50.534'N 127°39.641'W Nigei Island then following the shoreline in a northwesterly direction to the beginning point.
Burley Bay - Nepah Lagoon Burley_Bay-Nepah_Lagoon.png Those waters of Subarea 12-41 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°56.056'N 126°46.500'W shoreline then to 50°55.541'N 126°46.500'W shoreline then westerly following the shoreline to 50°55.224'N 126°48.100'W Hopetown Passage then to 50°55.287'N 126°48.100'W Watson Island then following the easterly shoreline of Watson Island to 50°56.858'N 126°49.332'W shoreline then to 50°57.417'N 126°49.407'W shoreline then following the shoreline around Nepah Lagoon to the beginning point.
Cracroft Point South - Sophia Islands Cracroft_Point_South-Sophia_Islands.png Those waters of Subareas 12-3 and 12-21 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°32.033'N 126°37.188'W south of Growler Cove then to 50°31.808'N 126°37.526'W Sophia Islands then to 50°32.889'N 126°40.633'W Cracroft Point then easterly following the shoreline to the beginning point.
Dickson - Polkinghorne Islands Dickson-Polkinghorne_Islands.png Those waters of Subareas 12-7 and 12-41 that lie inside a line that begins at 50°50.050'N 126°58.100'W Ommaney Islet then to 50°50.300'N 126°56.850'W Dickson Island then following the northerly shoreline of Dickson Island to 50°50.550'N 126°56.033'W Dickson Island then to 50°50.700'N 126°55.574'W Bourmaster Point then southerly following the shoreline to 50°50.225'N 126°54.300'W Tidal Rapids then to 50°50.195'N 126°54.300'W Tidal Rapids then southerly following the shoreline to 50°48.300'N 126°53.000'W Card Point then to 50°47.183'N 126°54.600'W Brig Rock then to 50°47.200'N 126°54.890'W Fantome Point then following the northeasterly shoreline of Polkinghorne Islands to 50°48.216'N 126°56.541'W Polkinghorne Islands then to 50°48.820'N 126°56.445'W Vincent Island then to 50°49.220'N 126°57.382'W Percy Island then to the beginning point.
Drury Inlet - Muirhead Islands Drury_Inlet-Muirhead_Islands.png Those waters of Subarea 12-42 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°56.174'N 127°08.428'W shoreline then to 50°56.054'N 127°08.261'W Charlotte Point then easterly following the shoreline to 50°55.229'N 127°05.000'W Collinson Bay then to 50°54.007'N 127°05.000'W shoreline then following the shoreline easterly around Macgowan Bay, and Sutherland Bay to the beginning point.
Eden - Bonwick - Midsummer - Swanson Islands Eden-Bonwick-Midsummer-Swanson_Islands.png Those waters of Subareas 12-6, 12-7, 12-26 and 12-39 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°45.000'N 126°45.000'W in water then to 50°45.510'N 126°42.831'W Duff Point then southerly following the shoreline of Eden Island to 50°44.402'N 126°41.178'W Eden Island then to 50°43.613'N 126°41.170'W Crib Island then to 50°42.933'N 126°41.656'W Hudson Island then to 50°42.095'N 126°41.386'W unnamed islet then to 50°42.236'N 126°40.661'W west of Betty Cove then southerly following the shoreline of Bonwick Island to 50°41.135'N 126°40.152'W west of Success Point then to 50º 40.756'N 126º 41.353'W Sedge Island then following the northerly shoreline of Sedge Island to 50º 40.667'N 126º 41.568'W Sedge Island then to 50°40.000'N 126°41.600'W Canoe Islets then to 50°39.667'N 126°40.674'W Wolf Island then following the southerly shoreline of Wolf Island to 50°39.549'N 126°40.292'W Wolf Island then to 50°39.700'N 126°37.900'W Morning Islets then to 50°39.600'N 126°37.100'W Gilford Island then to 50°37.867'N 126°34.350'W Warr Bluff then following the westerly shoreline of Village Island to 50°36.715'N 126°33.863'W Village Island then to 50°36.386'N 126°34.628'W Hail Islets then to 50°36.245'N 126°36.275'W Alder Island then to 50°35.331'N 126°36.337'W Harbledown Island then westerly following the shoreline of Harbledown Island to 50°35.555'N 126°40.206'W Whitebeach Passage then to 50°35.737'N 126°40.202'W Sarah Islets then to 50°36.170'N 126°41.222'W Stoker Point then northerly and westerly following the shoreline of Swanson Island to 50°37.691'N 126°43.572'W Swanson Island then to 50°38.075'N 126°43.339'W Wedge Island Light then following the easterly shoreline of Wedge Island to 50°38.310'N 126°43.273'W Wedge Island then to 50°40.700'N 126°42.100'W Sedge Islands then to 50°43.200'N 126°43.467'W near Kate Islet then to 50°43.500'N 126°43.100'W near Crib Island then to 50°43.500'N 126°45.000'W in water then to the beginning point.
Goletas Channel Goletas_Channel.png Those waters of Subarea 12-15 that lie easterly of a line: From 50°52.823'N 127°50.639'W Nigei Island To 50°51.200'N 127°51.500'W Vancouver Island
Greenway Sound Greenway_Sound.png Those waters of Subarea 12-40 that lie inside of a line that: begins at 50°51.755'N 126°44.036'W Cardale Head then to 50°51.587'N 126°42.370'W Walker Point then around Greenway Sound to 50°50.247'N 126°48.870'W shoreline then true north to 50°50.325'N 126°48.870'W Broughton Point then following the southerly shoreline of North Broughton Island to the beginning point
Haddington Passage Haddington_Passage.png Those waters of Subarea 12-18 and 12-19 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°36.155'N 127°02.297'W Neill Ledge Buoy then to 50°36.600'N 127°00.400'W Haddington Reefs then to 50°34.969'N 127°01.411'W Broad Point Light
Hardy Bay - Five Fathom Rock In Hardy Bay, those waters of Subarea 12-16 that lie within 150 metres of the Pinnacle located at approximately 50°44.600' north latitude and 127°29.200' west longitude as shown on Chart No. 3548 (published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service of Canada) and known locally as Five Fathom Rock.
Havannah Channel Havannah_Channel.png Those waters of Subareas 12-2, 12-3, 12-22, 12-23 and 12-26 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°33.250'N 126°16.757'W Mist Bluff then through the Mist Islets to 50°33.250'N 126°16.152'W shoreline then following the southerly shoreline of East Cracroft Island to 50°34.737'N 126°13.000'W west of Root Point then to 50°35.100'N 126°12.622'W Hadley Bay then easterly following the shoreline to 50°35.100'N 126°10.821'W shoreline then through Warren Island to 50°34.533'N 126°10.347'W shoreline then southerly and westerly following the shoreline to 50°30.700'N 126°16.649'W shoreline then through the Broken Islands to 50°30.739'N 126°20.993'W Escape Reef then to 50°31.000'N 126°24.571'W Bush Islets then to 50°31.200'N 126°24.915'W shoreline then following the southeasterly shoreline of West Cracroft Island to the beginning point.
Kwatsi Bay Kwatsi_Bay.png Those waters of Subarea 12-35 that lie northerly of a line: From 50°50.772'N 126°16.810'W shoreline To 50°50.634'N 126°15.681'W Kwatsi Point
Lower Clio Channel Lower_Clio_Channel.png Those waters of Subarea 12-26 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°35.356'N 126°27.543'W Turnour Bay then to 50°34.286'N 126°27.543'W West Cracroft Island then westerly following the shoreline of West Cracroft Island to 50°33.114'N 126°33.191'W West Cracroft Island then to 50°33.397'N 126°33.191'W Harbledown Island then following the easterly shoreline of Harbledown Island to 50°34.943'N 126°32.080'W Harbledown Island then to 50°35.397'N 126°31.982'W Turnour Point
Mackenzie - Nimmo Mackenzie-Nimmo.png Those waters of Subarea 12-41 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°56.363'N 126°41.100'W shoreline then to 50°56.261'N 126°41.100'W shoreline then southerly following the shoreline to 50°56.045'N 126°41.100'W shoreline then to 50°55.726'N 126°41.100'W shoreline then westerly following the shoreline to 50°55.737'N 126°44.068'W shoreline then through Turner Island to 50°56.360'N 126°44.068'W shoreline then following the shoreline around Stirling Point, Nimmo Point and Nimmo Bay to the beginning point.
Nowell Channel Nowell_Channel.png Those waters of Subarea 12-39 that lie inside a line that begins at 50°46.083'N 126°44.505'W North of Gordon Point then to 50°46.058'N 126°44.774'W unnamed island then following the northerly shoreline to 50°46.016'N 126°45.015'W unnamed island then to 50°46.010'N 126°45.048'W unnamed island then following the northerly shoreline to 50°45.782'N 126°45.471'W unnamed island then to 50°45.000'N 126°47.200'W in water then to 50°46.973'N 126°50.891'W Gawler Point then easterly following the shoreline around Booker Lagoon to the beginning point.
Numas Islands Numas_Islands.png Those waters of Subareas 12-6 to 12-9 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°47.900' N 127°07.600' W in water then to 50°46.600' N 127°02.400' W in water then to 50°44.300' N 127°04.000' W in water then to 50°45.700' N 127°09.300' W in water then to the beginning point.
Port Elizabeth Port_Elizabeth.png Those waters of Subarea 12-26 that lie westerly of a line: From 50°40.370'N 126°27.658'W east of Maple Cove To 50°40.144'N 126°28.168'W Gilford Island
Salmon Channel Salmon_Channel.png Those waters of Subareas 12-6 and 12-7 that lie inside a line that:begins at 50°42.500'N 126°52.300'W near Foster Rock then to 50°44.200'N 126°48.900'W near Holford Rocks then to 50°44.100'N 126°48.250'W near Holford Islets then to 50°41.325'N 126°48.504'W near Penfold Islet then to 50°41.800'N 126°50.900'W near Twin Islets then to the beginning point.
Shelter Bay Shelter_Bay.png Those waters of Subarea 12-13 that lie inside a line that begins at 50°55.611'N 127°24.481'W shoreline then to 50°55.669'N 127°24.617'W Robertson Island then following the northerly shoreline of Robertson Island to 50°55.774'N 127°24.940'W Robertson Island then to 50°57.331'N 127°30.223'W Wentworth Rock then to 50°58.100'N 127°30.200'W in water then to 50°58.520'N 127°28.155'W Westcott Point then southerly following the shoreline to the beginning point
Susquash Susquash.png Those waters of Subareas 12-8 and 12-17 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°39.536'N 127°16.947'W False Head then to 50°39.900'N 127°16.000'W in water then to 50°37.800'N 127°11.800'W in water then to 50°37.300'N 127°12.400'W Vancouver Island then northwesterly following the Vancouver Island shoreline to the beginning point.
Thompson Sound Thompson_Sound.png Those waters of Subareas 12-35 and 12-36 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°47.243'N 126°04.064'W shoreline then to 50°47.119'N 126°01.198'W shoreline then westerly following the shoreline of Thompson Sound to 50°44.597'N 126°07.436'W Cleave Point then to 50°46.168'N 126°08.333'W east of London Point then easterly following the shoreline to the beginning point
Upper Call Inlet Upper_Call_Inlet.png Those waters of Subarea 12-23 that lie easterly of a line that: begins at 50°35.874'N 126°07.855'W shoreline then to 50°35.581'N 126°07.567'W shoreline
Viscount Island Viscount_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 12-26 and 12-35 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°43.552'N 126°12.127'W shoreline then to 50°42.797'N 126°11.903'W Viscount Island then southerly following the Viscount Island shoreline to 50°41.300'N 126°12.077'W Sargeaunt Passage then to 50°41.300'N 126°11.833'W Sargeaunt Passage then southerly following the shoreline to 50°40.109'N 126°11.089'W Steep Head then to 50°39.993'N 126°11.794'W Viscount Island then easterly following the shoreline of Viscount Island to 50°39.846'N 126°12.493'W Viscount Island then to 50°39.402'N 126°14.312'W Shewell Island then following the northerly shoreline of Shewell Island to 50°38.997'N 126°15.985'W Shewell Island then through the Doctor Islets to 50°39.005'N 126°18.051'W Gilford Island then northerly following the shoreline to the beginning point
Wakeman Sound Wakeman_Sound.png Those waters of Subarea 12-48 that lie northerly of the parallel passing through 50°59.800' north latitude.
West Cracroft Island West_Cracroft_Island.png Those waters of Subarea 12-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 50°31.203'N 126°31.213'W shoreline then to 50°30.700'N 126°31.200'W in water then to 50°30.800'N 126°33.700'W in water then to 50°31.500'N 126°33.556'W east of Boat Bay then easterly following the shoreline to the beginning point.
Weynton Passage Weynton_Passage.png Those waters of Subareas 12-3, 12-4 and 12-18 that lie inside a line that begins at 50°37.122'N 126°49.800'W Donegal Head then to 50°35.200'N 126°48.324'W Ksuiladas Island then to 50°34.294'N 126°47.250'W Hanson Island then follow the westerly shore of Hanson Island to 50°33.867'N 126°46.533'W Hanson Island then to 50°34.467'N 126°51.833'W Pearse Islands then following the northerly shore of Pearce Island to 50°35.033'N 126°53.133'W Pearse Islands then to the beginning point

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