Area 28 (Vancouver, Bowen Island, Indian Arm, Squamish)

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

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Management Area 28
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 28 62cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/10 Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Chum Salmon 28 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) 28-1 to 28-7,28-9 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Coho Salmon (Wild) 28 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Pink Salmon 28 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sockeye Salmon 28 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
Finfish 28-8,28-10 Closed Closed to harvesting per navigational closures in sub-areas 28-8 (False Creek) and 28-10 (Burrard Inlet, partial).
Mannion Bay (Deep Bay) Closed
Point Atkinson Closed
Porteau Cove Closed
Whytecliff Park Closed
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.
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.
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Mannion Bay (Deep Bay) In Area 28, the waters of Mannion Bay (Deep Bay) on Bowen Island, lying westerly of a line between two fishing boundary signs near the entrance to Mannion Bay.
Point Atkinson That portion of Subarea 28-6 bounded by a line commencing at the southwest entrance to Starboat Cove, thence seaward in a southwest direction for 85 m, thence westerly following the shoreline for 100 m, thence to the southernmost tip of Point Atkinson (125 m east of the lighthouse) [Point Atkinson].
Porteau Cove That portion of Subarea 28-4 east of a line drawn from the white fishing boundary sign located at the south shore of Porteau Cove, northerly in a straight line to the white fishing boundary sign located on the north shore of Porteau Cove [Porteau Cove].
Whytecliff Park That portion of Subarea 28-2 bounded by a line commencing from the southernmost point of Whytecliff Park, thence in a straight line to a point located 100 m east of the most south easterly point of Whyte Islet, thence following the southern shoreline of Whyte Islet at a distance of 100 m to a point lying 100 m from the most south westerly point of Whyte Islet, thence in a straight line to a point lying 100 m west of White Cliff Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in a northerly direction to a point 100 m north of Lookout Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in an easterly direction to a point 100 m perpendicular to the most northerly point of Whytecliff Park, thence to the northernmost point of Whytecliff Park on the mainland [Whytecliff Park].


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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 28 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Albacore Tuna 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Eulachon 28 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 28 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open (See Restrictions)
Northern Anchovy 28 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Finfish species 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pacific Sand Lance 28 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pacific Sardine 28 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open (See Restrictions)
Surf Smelt 28 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Tuna, All other species 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
All other shark species 28 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
28 -/-/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Bocaccio Rockfish 28 0/0/0 Closed
Codfish 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Greenling 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 3/6/- Open (See Restrictions)
Halibut 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 2/-/6 Open until Dec 31 (See Restrictions)
Lingcod 28 0/0/0 Closed
Perch 28 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Rockfish, All Species Combined 28 0/0/0 Closed
Sablefish 28 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Salmon Shark 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sculpin 28 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 28 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 28 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sole/Flounder 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Spiny Dogfish 28 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sturgeon 28 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Trout (Hatchery) 28 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Trout (Wild) 28 0/0/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Wolf Eel 28 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Yelloweye Rockfish 28 0/0/0 Closed


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Finfish 28-8,28-10 Closed Closed to harvesting per navigational closures in sub-areas 28-8 (False Creek) and 28-10 (Burrard Inlet, partial).
Mannion Bay (Deep Bay) Closed
Point Atkinson Closed
Porteau Cove Closed
Whytecliff Park Closed
Herring 28 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Surf Smelt 28 Time of Day Restrictions Closed 8am Mon. to 8am Thur. - Open 8:00 a.m. Thursday to 8:00 a.m Monday; for areas 28 and 29 during open dates (August 16 to June 14)
Codfish 28 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut 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 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 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.
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.
28 Maximum Length Head On (cm) 126 cm
Lingcod Coastwide Season Planning See Rockfish Season Planning
Perch 28 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).
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.
28 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
Mannion Bay (Deep Bay) In Area 28, the waters of Mannion Bay (Deep Bay) on Bowen Island, lying westerly of a line between two fishing boundary signs near the entrance to Mannion Bay.
Point Atkinson That portion of Subarea 28-6 bounded by a line commencing at the southwest entrance to Starboat Cove, thence seaward in a southwest direction for 85 m, thence westerly following the shoreline for 100 m, thence to the southernmost tip of Point Atkinson (125 m east of the lighthouse) [Point Atkinson].
Porteau Cove That portion of Subarea 28-4 east of a line drawn from the white fishing boundary sign located at the south shore of Porteau Cove, northerly in a straight line to the white fishing boundary sign located on the north shore of Porteau Cove [Porteau Cove].
Whytecliff Park That portion of Subarea 28-2 bounded by a line commencing from the southernmost point of Whytecliff Park, thence in a straight line to a point located 100 m east of the most south easterly point of Whyte Islet, thence following the southern shoreline of Whyte Islet at a distance of 100 m to a point lying 100 m from the most south westerly point of Whyte Islet, thence in a straight line to a point lying 100 m west of White Cliff Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in a northerly direction to a point 100 m north of Lookout Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in an easterly direction to a point 100 m perpendicular to the most northerly point of Whytecliff Park, thence to the northernmost point of Whytecliff Park on the mainland [Whytecliff Park].


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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)
28-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
28-14 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 28 0/0/0
Blue Mussel 28 0/0/0
California Mussel 28 0/0/0
Clams 28 0/0/0
Cockles 28 0/0/0
Geoduck 28 0/0/0
Moon Snail 28 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Olympia Oyster 28 0/0/0
Other Snail 28 0/0/0
Pacific Oyster 28 0/0/0


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shellfish Porteau Cove Closed
Point Atkinson Closed
28-8,28-10 Reminder Navigational Closure - Closed to harvesting per navigational closures in sub-areas 28-8 (False Creek) and 28-10 (Burrard Inlet, partial)
Whytecliff Park Closed
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 60
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.
Moon Snail 28 Reminder Moon snails may be subject to PSP, check for closures. Consult your local DFO office for details.

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Point Atkinson That portion of Subarea 28-6 bounded by a line commencing at the southwest entrance to Starboat Cove, thence seaward in a southwest direction for 85 m, thence westerly following the shoreline for 100 m, thence to the southernmost tip of Point Atkinson (125 m east of the lighthouse) [Point Atkinson].
Porteau Cove That portion of Subarea 28-4 east of a line drawn from the white fishing boundary sign located at the south shore of Porteau Cove, northerly in a straight line to the white fishing boundary sign located on the north shore of Porteau Cove [Porteau Cove].
Whytecliff Park That portion of Subarea 28-2 bounded by a line commencing from the southernmost point of Whytecliff Park, thence in a straight line to a point located 100 m east of the most south easterly point of Whyte Islet, thence following the southern shoreline of Whyte Islet at a distance of 100 m to a point lying 100 m from the most south westerly point of Whyte Islet, thence in a straight line to a point lying 100 m west of White Cliff Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in a northerly direction to a point 100 m north of Lookout Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in an easterly direction to a point 100 m perpendicular to the most northerly point of Whytecliff Park, thence to the northernmost point of Whytecliff Park on the mainland [Whytecliff Park].


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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 28-1 to 28-7,28-9,28-11 to 28-14 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Dungeness Crab 28-1 to 28-5,28-7,28-9,28-11 to 28-14 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
King Crab 28 0/0/0 Closed
Other Crab 28-1 to 28-7,28-9,28-11 to 28-14 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
28-1 to 28-7,28-9,28-11 to 28-14 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Red Rock Crab 28-1 to 28-7,28-9,28-11 to 28-14 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shore Crab 28 0/0/0 Closed


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shellfish Porteau Cove Closed
Point Atkinson Closed
28-8,28-10 Reminder Navigational Closure - Closed to harvesting per navigational closures in sub-areas 28-8 (False Creek) and 28-10 (Burrard Inlet, partial)
Whytecliff Park Closed
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 28 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 4.
28 Time of Day Restrictions Daylight Hours - Daylight Hours - It is illegal to set or haul crab traps from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise; overnight soaking of traps is allowed except in the Area 28 Night Closure Area in Subareas 28-6, 28-7, 228-9, 28-11 and a portion of 28-12 (see restriction).
28-1,28-2 Dioxin Contamination (g/w) Consumption of crab hepatopancreas should not exceed 130g/week - consumption of crab hepatopancreas harvested in Howe Sound and the Strait of Georgia in subareas 28-2 and 29-1 and portions of subareas 28-1, 29-2 and 29-3, in the waters bounded: on the north by a line from Brunswick Point west to Irby Point on Anvil Island and along the shoreline to Domett Point on Anvil Island, west to McNab Point on the mainland, on the west by a line from McNab Point to Ekins Point on Gambier Island that follows the eastern and southern shoreline to the government wharf at Gambier Harbour, then proceeds south to Cotton Point on Keats Island and along the eastern and southern shoreline, south to Home Island and continues from southern tip of Home Island west to Gower Point, then follows the shoreline north and west to Reception Point, then on the south by a line that goes from Reception Point east to a point 1.5 km true south of Cape Roger Curtis on Bowen Island, and finally east to Point Atkinson, should not exceed 130 g/week.
28-1,28-3 Dioxin Contamination (g/w) Consumption of crab hepatopancreas should not exceed 55g/week - consumption of crab hepatopancreas harvested in Howe Sound in subarea 28-3 and portions of subarea 28-1, in the waters of Thornbrough Channel, bounded on the north by a line from McNab Point on the mainland southwest to Ekins Point on Gambier Island, and on the south by a line from Gower Point to the southern tip of Home Island, thence north to Keats Island and along the western and northern shore to Cotton Point, thence west of a line to the government wharf at Gambier Harbour on Gambier Island, should not exceed 55 g/week.
Night closure area Time of Day Restrictions Daylight Hours - It is illegal to fish for crabs from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise. All traps must be hauled and removed from the water prior to night-time hours.
28-8,28-10 Reminder Closed to harvesting of all crab species per navigational closures in sub-areas 28-8 (False Creek) and 28-10 (Burrard Inlet, partial)
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
Night closure area Night_closure_area.jpeg Subareas 28-6, 28-7, 28-9, 28-11 and that portion of Subarea 28-12 southerly of a straight line from a point on the eastern shore of Indian Arm at 49 degrees 19.072 minutes North and 122 degrees 55.918 minutes West, on Turtle Head, to the most northerly point of Hamber Island, thence to the most northerly point of Grey Rocks Island thence to a point on the western shore of Indian Arm at 49 degrees 19.024 minutes North and 122 degrees 56.650 minutes West.
Point Atkinson That portion of Subarea 28-6 bounded by a line commencing at the southwest entrance to Starboat Cove, thence seaward in a southwest direction for 85 m, thence westerly following the shoreline for 100 m, thence to the southernmost tip of Point Atkinson (125 m east of the lighthouse) [Point Atkinson].
Porteau Cove That portion of Subarea 28-4 east of a line drawn from the white fishing boundary sign located at the south shore of Porteau Cove, northerly in a straight line to the white fishing boundary sign located on the north shore of Porteau Cove [Porteau Cove].
Whytecliff Park That portion of Subarea 28-2 bounded by a line commencing from the southernmost point of Whytecliff Park, thence in a straight line to a point located 100 m east of the most south easterly point of Whyte Islet, thence following the southern shoreline of Whyte Islet at a distance of 100 m to a point lying 100 m from the most south westerly point of Whyte Islet, thence in a straight line to a point lying 100 m west of White Cliff Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in a northerly direction to a point 100 m north of Lookout Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in an easterly direction to a point 100 m perpendicular to the most northerly point of Whytecliff Park, thence to the northernmost point of Whytecliff Park on the mainland [Whytecliff Park].


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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 28 0/0/0 Closed
Ghost Shrimp 28 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open (See Restrictions)
Giant Barnacles 28 0/0/0 Closed
Goose Barnacles 28 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Limpet 28 0/0/0 Closed
Octopus 28 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Opal Squid 28 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Shellfish species 28 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sand Dollar 28 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sea Cucumber 28 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sea Urchin 28 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shrimp/Prawn 28-1 to 28-7,28-9,28-11 to 28-14 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 125/250/- Open (See Restrictions)
Squid, All other species 28 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open (See Restrictions)
Starfish Sea Star 28 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)


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Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shellfish Porteau Cove Closed
Point Atkinson Closed
28-8,28-10 Reminder Navigational Closure - Closed to harvesting per navigational closures in sub-areas 28-8 (False Creek) and 28-10 (Burrard Inlet, partial)
Whytecliff Park Closed
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 Reminder Prawns with eggs: No person shall retain prawns carrying eggs, or remove eggs from the underside of prawns carrying eggs. All prawns carrying eggs externally on the underside of the tail shall be returned to the water immediately and in the manner that causes the least harm.
Coastwide Gear Restriction Maximum 4 traps or ring nets or combination of these per fisher.
28-8,28-10 Reminder Closed to harvesting of all shrimp/prawn species per navigational closures in sub-areas 28-8 (False Creek) and 28-10 (Burrard Inlet, partial)

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Point Atkinson That portion of Subarea 28-6 bounded by a line commencing at the southwest entrance to Starboat Cove, thence seaward in a southwest direction for 85 m, thence westerly following the shoreline for 100 m, thence to the southernmost tip of Point Atkinson (125 m east of the lighthouse) [Point Atkinson].
Porteau Cove That portion of Subarea 28-4 east of a line drawn from the white fishing boundary sign located at the south shore of Porteau Cove, northerly in a straight line to the white fishing boundary sign located on the north shore of Porteau Cove [Porteau Cove].
Whytecliff Park That portion of Subarea 28-2 bounded by a line commencing from the southernmost point of Whytecliff Park, thence in a straight line to a point located 100 m east of the most south easterly point of Whyte Islet, thence following the southern shoreline of Whyte Islet at a distance of 100 m to a point lying 100 m from the most south westerly point of Whyte Islet, thence in a straight line to a point lying 100 m west of White Cliff Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in a northerly direction to a point 100 m north of Lookout Point, thence following the shoreline at a distance of 100 m in an easterly direction to a point 100 m perpendicular to the most northerly point of Whytecliff Park, thence to the northernmost point of Whytecliff Park on the mainland [Whytecliff Park].


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Bowyer Island Bowyer_Island.png In Subarea 28-2, those waters inside or shoreward of the 200 metre contour line that surrounds Bowyer Island, as shown on Chart No. 3512 published by the Canadian Hydrographic Service of the Department.
Domett Point Domett_Point.png In Subareas 28-2 and 28-4, those waters inside a line that: begins at 49°33.050'N 123°19.400'W near Domett Point then to 49°32.800'N 123°19.900'W in water then to 49°33.450'N 123°20.300'W in water then to 49°33.900'N 123°19.450'W in water then to 49°33.700'N 123°18.450'W in water then to 49°33.350'N 123°18.800'W near Domett Point then following the northerly shoreline of Domett Point in an westerly direction to the beginning point.
Eastern Burrard Inlet Eastern_Burrard_Inlet.png In Subarea 28-11, those waters that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°17.517'N 123°00.250'W to the westerly most point on the Chevron refinery wharf then to 49°17.600'N 123°00.250'W in water then to 49°18.000'N 122°58.700'W in water then to 49°17.700'N 122°57.000'W in water then to 49°17.450'N 122°57.000'W Westridge Marine Terminal then following the shoreline in a westerly direction to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Anvil Island Howe_Sound-Anvil_Island.jpeg That portion of Subarea 28-4 that lies inside a line: begins at 49° 32.874' N, 123° 17.425'W then southeast to 49° 32.865' N, 123° 16.815' W then southwest to 49° 32.533' N, 123° 16.869' W then southwest to 49° 32.482' N, 123° 17.118' W then northwest to 49° 32.574' N, 123° 17.483' W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Bowyer Island Howe_Sound-Bowyer_Island.jpeg That portion of Subarea 28-2 that lies inside a line: begins at 49° 24.774' N, 123° 16.219' W then northeast to 49° 24.820' N, 123° 15.763' W then southwest to 49° 24.096' N, 123° 16.043' W then northwest to 49° 24.389' N, 123° 16.408' W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Brunswick Point Howe_Sound-Brunswick_Point.jpeg That portion of Subarea 28-2 that lies inside a line: begins at 49° 28.577' N, 123° 14.965' W then southeast to 49° 28.434' N, 123° 14.732' W then southwest to 49° 28.177' N, 123° 15.031' W then northwest to 49° 28.397' N, 123° 15.377' W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Defence Islands Howe_Sound-Defence_Islands.jpeg That portion of Subarea 28-4 that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°34.102'N 123°17.070'W then southerly to 49°33.730'N 123°16.562'W then to 49°33.553'N 123°16.462'W then to 49°33.438'N 123°16.750'W then to 49°33.707'N 123°17.201'W then to 49°33.993'N 123°17.391'W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Dorman Point Howe_Sound-Dorman_Point.jpeg That portion of Subarea 28-2 that lies inside a line: begins at 49° 22.577' N, 123° 19.379' W then southeast to 49° 22.543' N, 123° 19.051' W then southwest to 49° 22.287' N, 123° 19.152' W then northwest to 49° 22.351' N, 123° 19.454' W then to the beginning point
Howe Sound - Halkett Point Howe_Sound-Halkett_Point.jpeg That portion of Subarea 28-2 that lies inside a line: begins at 49° 27.036' N, 123° 18.686' W then southeast to 49° 26.897' N, 123° 18.444' W then southwest to 49° 26.696' N, 123° 18.578' W then southwest to 49° 26.657' N, 123° 18.776' W then northwest to 49° 26.742' N, 123° 18.984' W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Lions Bay and Kelvin Grove Howe_Sound-Lions_Bay_and_Kelvin_Grove.jpeg That portion of Subarea 28-2 that lies inside a line: begins at 49° 27.629' N, 123° 15.761' W then southeast to 49° 27.315' N, 123° 14.516' W then southwest to 49° 26.950' N, 123° 14.595' W then northwest to 49° 26.952' N, 123° 15.046' W then northwest to 49° 27.195' N, 123° 15.655' W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Lost Reef Howe_Sound-Lost_Reef.jpeg That portion of Subarea 28-2 that lies inside a line: begins at 49° 29.799' N, 123° 18.203' W then northeast to 49° 29.935' N, 123° 18.007' W then southeast to 49° 29.882' N, 123° 17.832' W then southeast to 49° 29.591' N, 123° 17.519' W then southwest to 49° 29.547' N, 123° 17.941' W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Queen Charlotte Channel 1 Howe_Sound-Queen_Charlotte_Channel_1.jpeg Those portions of Subareas 28-2 and 29-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°21.486'N 123°17.254'W then southerly to 49°20.528'N 123°17.690'W then to 49°20.401'N 123°17.956'W then to 49°20.765'N 123°18.794'W then to 49°20.982'N 123°18.584'W then to 49°21.098'N 123°18.037'W then to 49°21.501'N 123°17.737'W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Queen Charlotte Channel 2 Howe_Sound-Queen_Charlotte_Channel_2.jpeg Those portions of Subareas 28-2 and 29-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°20.288'N 123°17.693'W then southeasterly to 49°20.224'N 123°17.501'W then to 49°19.993'N 123°17.377'W then to 49°19.802'N 123°17.444'W then to 49°19.720'N 123°17.840'W then to 49°19.937'N 123°18.107'W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Queen Charlotte Channel 3 Howe_Sound-Queen_Charlotte_Channel_3.jpeg Those portions of Subareas 28-2 and 29-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°19.918'N 123°19.847'W then southerly to 49°19.296'N 123°19.905'W then to 49°19.307'N 123°20.344'W then to 49°19.643'N 123°20.421'W then to 49°19.819'N 123°20.361'W then to 49°19.947'N 123°20.097'W then to the beginning point.
Howe Sound - Queen Charlotte Channel 4 Howe_Sound-Queen_Charlotte_Channel_4.jpeg Those portions of Subareas 28-2 and 29-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°20.637'N 123°19.162'W then easterly to 49°20.577'N 123°18.720'W then to 49°20.441'N 123°18.637'W then to 49°20.068'N 123°18.818'W then to 49°20.076'N 123°19.135'W then to 49°19.718'N 123°19.187'W then to 49°19.726'N 123°19.514'W then to 49°20.259'N 123°19.828'W then to the beginning point.
Indian Arm - Croker Island Indian_Arm-Croker_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 28-12 and 28-13 that lie southerly of the parallel passing through 49°27.000' north latitude near Granite Falls and northerly of the parallel passing through 49°23.400' north latitude, south of Coldwell Creek.
Indian Arm - Twin Islands Indian_Arm-Twin_Islands.png Those waters of Subarea 28-12 the lie southerly of a line that: begins at 49°21.583'N 122°53.600'W Brighton Beach then to 49°21.300'N 122°53.100'W opposite shore and northerly of the parallel passing through 49°20.550' north latitude.
Lions Bay Lions_Bay.png In Subarea 28-2, those waters inside a line that: begins at 49°26.550'N 123°14.317'W near Lone Tree Creek then true west to 49°26.550'N 123°15.600'W in water then to 49°28.250'N 123°15.750'W in water then true east to 49°28.250'N 123°14.750'W Brunswick Beach then following the shoreline in a southerly direction to the beginning point.
Mariners Rest Mariners_Rest.png In Subarea 28-3, those waters that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°27.300'N 123°26.900'W north of Thornbrough Bay then true west to 49°27.300'N 123°27.600'W in water then to 49°28.300'N 123°28.300'W in water then true east to 49°28.300'N 123°27.550'W Mariners Rest then following the westerly shoreline of Gambier Island in a southerly direction to the beginning point.
Pam Rock Pam_Rock.png Those waters of Subareas 28-2 and 28-4 that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°31.230'N 123°17.200'W Anvil Island then to 49°30.200'N 123°17.900'W in water then to 49°28.600'N 123°16.600'W in water then to 49°28.800'N 123°18.000'W in water then to 49°31.164'N 123°19.174'W Anvil Island then easterly following the southerly shoreline of Anvil Island to the beginning point.
Pasley Island Pasley_Island.png In Subarea 28-1, those waters that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°23.433'N 123°26.350'W Keats Island then to 49°22.750'N 123°26.750'W in water then to 49°20.867'N 123°27.250'W Worlcombe Island then following the northerly shoreline of Worlcombe Island to 49°20.900'N 123°27.900'W Worlcombe Island then to 49°21.500'N 123°29.180'W Popham Island then to 49°22.000'N 123°30.150'W in water then to 49°23.100'N 123°28.700'W Preston Island then to 49°23.250'N 123°29.050'W Keats Island then following the southerly shoreline of Keats Island in an easterly direction to the beginning point.
Passage Island Passage_Island.png In Subarea 28-2, those waters inside a line that: begins at 49°20.700'N 123°19.100'W in water then to 49°20.750'N 123°18.350'W Passage Island then following the westerly shoreline of Passage Island to 49°20.350'N 123°18.433'W Passage Island then to 49°20.100'N 123°19.100'W in water then to the beginning point.
Upper Centre Bay In Subarea 28-1, those waters that lie northerly of a line that: from 49°28.050'N 123°23.350'W near Alexandra Island to 49°28.063'N 123°22.617'W north of Mackenzie Cove
West Bay West_Bay.png In Subarea 28-1, those waters that lie northerly of a line that: from 49°27.617'N 123°25.000'W near Whispering Creek to 49°27.433'N 123°24.450'W east of West Bay
West Vancouver In Subarea 28-2, those waters inside a line that: begins at 49°20.750'N 123°18.350'W Passage Island then to 49°22.350'N 123°17.622'W White Cliff Point then southerly following the shoreline to 49°21.300'N 123°16.595'W Fishermans Cove then true south to 49°21.265'N 123°16.595'W Fishermans Cove Light then to the beginning point.
Woolridge Island Woolridge_Island.png In Subarea 28-3, those waters that lie inside a line that: begins at 49°30.100'N 123°27.050'W south of Woolridge Island then to 49°30.500'N 123°28.600'W in water then to 49°31.600'N 123°27.200'W in water then to 49°31.300'N 123°26.100'W north of Woolridge Island then following the westerly shoreline of Gambier Island in a southerly direction to the beginning point.


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