Areas 24 and 124 (Tofino and Meares, Vargas, Flores Islands)

Area map

Area maps

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

Area 24: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 124: 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.
  5. Unless otherwise specified, fishing opportunities end at 23:59 hrs on the close-date shown.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Chinook Salmon 24 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/10 Open (See Restrictions)
124 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/10 Open (See Restrictions)
Chum Salmon 24 -/-/- Non-retention until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
24,124 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 24 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) 124 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Pink Salmon 24 -/-/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)
124 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sockeye Salmon 24,124 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Finfish Pacific Rim National Park Closed These waters are closed to the harvest of all marine life by divers, all year.
Kennedy Cove Closed
Salmon 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.
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.
Chinook Salmon 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.
Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must permanently record all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.
Coho Salmon (Wild) 124 Non Retention

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Kennedy Cove that portion of 24-12, those waters of Kennedy Cove inside or northwesterly of a line between two fishing boundary signs on the outer southwest corner and the outer northeast corner of the cove.
Pacific Rim National Park Pacific_Rim_National_Park.pdf Pacific Rim National Park (portions of Areas 20 to 24, 121, 123 and 124). A complete description of the park boundaries is at https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/n-14.01/ - see Schedule 2 - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada.


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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.
  5. Unless otherwise specified, fishing opportunities end at 23:59 hrs on the close-date shown.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Herring 24,124 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Albacore Tuna 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Eulachon 24,124 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 24,124 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open (See Restrictions)
Northern Anchovy 24,124 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Finfish species 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pacific Sand Lance 24,124 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pacific Sardine 24,124 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open (See Restrictions)
Surf Smelt 24,124 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Tuna, All other species 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
All other shark species 24,124 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Bocaccio Rockfish 24,124 0/0/0 Closed
Codfish 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Greenling 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 3/6/- Open (See Restrictions)
Halibut 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 2/-/6 Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Lingcod 24,124 0/0/0 Closed
Perch 24,124 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Rockfish, All Species Combined 24,124 0/0/0 Closed
Sablefish 24,124 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Salmon Shark 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sculpin 24,124 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 24,124 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 24,124 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sole/Flounder 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Spiny Dogfish 24,124 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sturgeon 24,124 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Trout (Hatchery) 24,124 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Trout (Wild) 24,124 0/0/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Wolf Eel 24,124 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Yelloweye Rockfish 24,124 0/0/0 Closed


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Finfish Pacific Rim National Park Closed These waters are closed to the harvest of all marine life by divers, all year.
Kennedy Cove Closed
Herring 24,124 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 24,124 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut Coastwide Season Planning The recreational halibut fishery continues on April 1 2020, under the 2020/2021 sport fishing conditions of licence, and is expected to close on December 31 2020. Please refer to fishery notice FN0156 and FN0818 for more details. 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
Coastwide Possession Limit Pieces 1 or 2. The possession limit for halibut is either of: one (1) halibut measuring 90 cm to 126 cm in length (69 cm to 97 cm head-off), OR two (2) halibut, each measuring under 90 cm in length (69 cm head-off).
Coastwide Annual Limit Pieces 6 - The annual limit is six (6) halibut per licence holder per licence year, as set out on the BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. All halibut retained by the licence holder shall be immediately recorded on the BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 2 The daily and possession limit for halibut is either of: - One (1) halibut measuring 90 cm to 126 cm in length (69 cm to 97 cm head-off), OR - Two (2) halibut, each measuring under 90 cm in length (69 cm head-off). The maximum length for halibut is 126 cm (97 cm head-off). Note: 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.
24,124 Maximum Length Head On (cm) 126 cm
Lingcod Coastwide Season Planning See Rockfish Season Planning
24,124 Reminder Lingcod: Fillets, including the tail, must meet the minimum "head off" size limit of 53 cm. (21 in.)
Perch 24,124 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, All Species Combined 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).
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
Trout (Hatchery & 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.
24,124 Combined Daily Limit Pieces 2 The aggregate recreational daily limit for wild and hatchery trout combined is two (2).

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Kennedy Cove that portion of 24-12, those waters of Kennedy Cove inside or northwesterly of a line between two fishing boundary signs on the outer southwest corner and the outer northeast corner of the cove.
Pacific Rim National Park Pacific_Rim_National_Park.pdf Pacific Rim National Park (portions of Areas 20 to 24, 121, 123 and 124). A complete description of the park boundaries is at https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/n-14.01/ - see Schedule 2 - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada.


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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 us:
250-756-7192
DFO.PAC.CSSP-PCAM.PAC.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Bivalve shellfish contamination

Subarea Marine biotoxin update (open bivalve species) Sanitary contamination closures (closed to shellfish harvesting)
24-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-4 Littleneck Clam;Manila Clam;Mussels;Oysters
24-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-6
  • 24-6.A: Closed to All Bivalve Species
  • 24-6.B: Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-9 Horse Clam;Littleneck Clam;Manila Clam;Geoduck;Mussels;Oysters
24-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
24-14 Littleneck Clam;Manila Clam;Mussels;Oysters
124-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
124-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
124-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
124-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species


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Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Blue Mussel 24 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Butter Clam 24 Hand Digging 20/40/-
California Mussel 24 Hand Picking 25/50/-
Clams 24,124 Hand Digging 60/120/-
Cockles 24,124 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Geoduck 24 Hand Digging, Hand Picking 3/6/-
Horse Clam 24 Hand Digging 6/12/-
Littleneck Clam 24 Hand Digging 60/120/-
Manila Clam 24 Hand Digging 60/120/-
Moon Snail 24,124 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Olympia Oyster 24,124 0/0/0
Other Snail 24,124 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Pacific Oyster 24,124 Hand Picking 12/24/-
Pink And Spiny Scallop 24,124 Diving, Hand Picking 75/150/-
Razor Clam 24 Hand Digging 12/24/-
Rock Scallop 24,124 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-
Softshell Clam 24 Hand Digging 25/50/-
Varnish Clam 24 Hand Digging 60/120/-
Weathervane Scallop 24,124 Diving, Hand Picking 6/12/-


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shellfish Pacific Rim National Park Closed These waters are closed to the harvest of all marine life by divers, all year.
Bivalve Species 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.
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.
Butter Clam Pacific Rim National Park Daily Limit Pieces 0 Pacific Rim National Park (Area 23) aggregate daily limit: 8 razors, 3 geoducks, 6 horse clams, 24 littleneck or Manila clams, and 0 butter clams, and maximum aggregate of all clam species is 24.
Horse Clam Pacific Rim National Park Daily Limit Pieces 6 Pacific Rim National Park (Area 23) aggregate daily limit: 8 razors, 3 geoducks, 6 horse clams, 24 littleneck or Manila clams, and 0 butter clams, and maximum aggregate of all clam species is 24.
Possession Limit Pieces 12
Littleneck Clam Pacific Rim National Park Daily Limit Pieces 24 Pacific Rim National Park (Area 23) aggregate daily limit: 8 razors, 3 geoducks, 6 horse clams, 24 littleneck or Manila clams, and 0 butter clams, and maximum aggregate of all clam species is 24.
Manila Clam Pacific Rim National Park Daily Limit Pieces 24 Pacific Rim National Park (Area 23) aggregate daily limit: 8 razors, 3 geoducks, 6 horse clams, 24 littleneck or Manila clams, and 0 butter clams, and maximum aggregate of all clam species is 24.
Razor Clam Pacific Rim National Park Daily Limit Pieces 8 Pacific Rim National Park (Area 23) aggregate daily limit: 8 razors, 3 geoducks, 6 horse clams, 24 littleneck or Manila clams, and 0 butter clams, and maximum aggregate of all clam species is 24.
Clams Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces 60
24,124 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.
Geoduck Pacific Rim National Park Daily Limit Pieces 3
Blue Mussel Pacific Rim National Park Daily Limit Pieces 12
California Mussel Pacific Rim National Park Daily Limit Pieces 12
Mussels 24,124 Reminder Combined daily limit for all mussel species is 75.
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.
24,124 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.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Pacific Rim National Park Pacific_Rim_National_Park.pdf Pacific Rim National Park (portions of Areas 20 to 24, 121, 123 and 124). A complete description of the park boundaries is at https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/n-14.01/ - see Schedule 2 - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada.


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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 24,124 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Dungeness Crab 24,124 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
King Crab 24,124 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Crab 24,124 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
24,124 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Red Rock Crab 24,124 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shore Crab 24,124 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
Shellfish Pacific Rim National Park Closed These waters are closed to the harvest of all marine life by divers, all year.
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 24,124 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 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

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Pacific Rim National Park Pacific_Rim_National_Park.pdf Pacific Rim National Park (portions of Areas 20 to 24, 121, 123 and 124). A complete description of the park boundaries is at https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/n-14.01/ - see Schedule 2 - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada.


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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.
  5. Unless otherwise specified, fishing opportunities end at 23:59 hrs on the close-date shown.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Abalone 24,124 0/0/0 Closed
Ghost Shrimp 24,124 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open (See Restrictions)
Giant Barnacles 24,124 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Goose Barnacles 24,124 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Limpet 24,124 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open (See Restrictions)
Octopus 24,124 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Opal Squid 24,124 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Shellfish species 24,124 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sand Dollar 24,124 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sea Cucumber 24,124 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sea Urchin 24,124 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shrimp/Prawn 24,124 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 125/250/- Open (See Restrictions)
Squid, All other species 24,124 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Starfish Sea Star 24,124 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shellfish Pacific Rim National Park Closed These waters are closed to the harvest of all marine life by divers, all year.
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 125
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.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Pacific Rim National Park Pacific_Rim_National_Park.pdf Pacific Rim National Park (portions of Areas 20 to 24, 121, 123 and 124). A complete description of the park boundaries is at https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/n-14.01/ - see Schedule 2 - Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada.


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Protected areas

Protected areas

Learn about permanent restrictions that are in effect:

Area Type Closure Name
24-1 Rockfish Conservation Area Estevan Point
24-6 Rockfish Conservation Area Vargas Island to Dunlap Island
24-7 Rockfish Conservation Area Bedwell Sound
Saranac Island
124-1 Area of Interest Offshore Pacific Seamounts and Vents
124-2 Area of Interest Offshore Pacific Seamounts and Vents
124-3 Rockfish Conservation Area Estevan Point
124-4 Rockfish Conservation Area Estevan Point

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Bedwell Sound Bedwell_Sound.png Those waters of Bedwell Sound in Subarea 24-7 that lie southerly of the parallel passing through 49°20.000' north latitude and northerly of the parallel passing through 49°15.600' north latitude
Estevan Point Estevan_Point.png Those portions of Subareas 24-1, 124-3, 124-4, 125-1, 125-2 and 125-5 that lie inside of a line that: begins at 49°23.526'N 126°27.818'W north of Matlahaw Point then to 49°19.500'N 126°23.900'W in water then to 49°17.000'N 126°31.200'W in water then to 49°22.100'N 126°44.700'W in water then to 49°25.067'N 126°34.598'W Hesquiat Peninsula then following the southerly shore of Hesquiat Peninsula to the beginning point
Offshore Pacific Seamounts and Vents Offshore_Pacific_Seamounts_and_Vents.jpeg The waters in Subareas 123-9, 124-1, 124-2, 125-6, 126-3, 126-4, 127-2, 127-4, and 130-1 inside an area bounded by a series of rhumb lines that: begin at, 46°48'50"N 129°43'49"W [on the boundary of the EEZ*, Subarea 125-6] then to, 46°57'56"N 129°35'21"W then to, 47°20'47"N 129°35'07"W then to, 47°58'28"N 129°20'36"W then to, 47°38'29"N 130°11'09"W then to, 47°55'46"N 130°40'55"W then to, 48°27'07"N 130°28'55"W then to, 49°04'14"N 131°23'35"W then to, 48°46'44"N 132°28'38"W then to, 49°11'35"N 132°52'15"W then to, 49°33'55"N 133°09'51"W then to, 49°31'16"N 133°47'59"W then to, 49°57'44"N 134°03'07"W then to, 50°05'02"N 133°40'17"W then to, 50°06'40"N 133°27'16"W then to, 50°05'04"N 131°55'58"W then to, 50°26'52"N 132°00'12"W then to, 50°38'19"N 131°20'40"W then to, 51°03'52"N 130°30'22"W then to, 50°46'07"N 130°04'35"W then to, 50°24'19"N 130°00'37"W then to, 50°13'53"N 129°30'03"W then to, 49°37'42"N 129°58'56"W then to, 48°39'08"N 128°24'12"W then to, 47°38'10"N 127°08'52"W [on the boundary of the EEZ*, Subarea 123-9] then following the EEZ* to 47°10'18"N 128°02'44"W [on the boundary of the EEZ*, Subarea 124-1] then to, 47°46'08"N 128°44'28"W then to, 47°46'26"N 128°44'50"W then to, 47°03'55"N 129°01'51"W then to, 46°42'15"N 129°01'06"W [on the boundary of the EEZ*, Subarea 124-2] then following the EEZ* back to the point of commencement. *ZEE: la limite de la Zone Èconomique Exclusive [Fermeture des zones de pêche des monts sous-marins et des évents hydrothermaux du Pacifique]
Saranac Island Saranac_Island.png In Subarea 24-7, those waters that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°15.500'N 125°55.621'W north of Hecate Bay then to 49°15.500'N 125°52.021'W Vancouver Island then easterly following the shoreline to the intersection with the meridian passing through 125°51.450' west longitude, then true south to the intersection with the shoreline of Meares Island, then westerly following the shoreline of Meares Island To 49°14.100'N 125°53.926'W north of Ritchie Bay then to 49°14.725'N 125°56.182'W Kraan Head then northerly following the shoreline to the beginning point.
Vargas Island to Dunlap Island Vargas_Island_to_Dunlap_Island.png That portion of Subarea 24-6 that lies inside a line that:begins at 49°13.560'N 125°57.887'W in water then through Morfee Island to 49°13.300'N 125°56.750'W Dunlap Island then following the westerly shoreline of Dunlap Island to 49°12.941'N 125°56.373'W Dunlap Island then to 49°12.100'N 125°57.048'W Vargas Island then westerly following the shoreline of Vargas Island to 49°12.600'N 125°58.132'W Vargas Island then to the beginning point


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