Areas 7 and 107 (Bella Bella, Denny Island)

Area map

Area maps

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

Area 7: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

Area 107: Download a printable PDF version of this map.

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Salmon

Salmon

You're responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Chinook Salmon 7,107 45cm Barbless Hook & Line 2/4/30 Open (See Restrictions)
Chum Salmon 7,107 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Coho Salmon (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 7,107 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Pink Salmon 7,107 30cm Barbless Hook & Line 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Sockeye Salmon 7,107 Barbless Hook & Line 0/0/- Closed


2018-09-20 10:20:29

Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Salmon Coastwide Daily Limit Pieces The daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon from tidal and fresh waters combined is 4. Individual species limits also apply.
Chinook Salmon Coastwide Reminder Keeping your chinook salmon? You must record (in ink) all retained catch on your Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
Coho Salmon (Hatchery) Coastwide Reminder Hatchery coho (marked): Coho salmon with a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.


2018-06-05 13:25:35

Other finfish

Other finfish

You're responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Herring 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open (See Restrictions)
Albacore Tuna 7,107 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
Eulachon 7,107 0/0/0 Closed
Mackerel 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Hook and Line 100/200/- Open
Northern Anchovy 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 20kg/40kg/- Open
Other Finfish species 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 20/40/- Open
Pacific Sand Lance 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 5kg/10kg/- Open
Pacific Sardine 7,107 Cast Net, Dip Net, Herring Jig, Herring Rake 100/200/- Open
Surf Smelt 7,107 Dip Net, Gill Net 20kg/40kg/- Open
Tuna, All other species 7,107 Hook and Line 20/40/- Open
All other shark species 7,107 0/0/0 Non-retention
Bocaccio Rockfish 7,107 0/0/0 Non-retention (See Restrictions)
Codfish 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Greenling 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 3/6/- Open
Halibut 7,107 0/0/0 Closed
Lingcod 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/- Closed
Perch 7,107 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open (See Restrictions)
Rockfish, All Species Combined 7,107 0/0/- Closed
Sablefish 7,107 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Salmon Shark 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 1/2/- Open
Sculpin 7,107 Hook and Line 8/16/- Open
Shark including Basking, Tope, Bluntnose, Sixgill, Blue, Brown Cat and Great White 7,107 0/0/0 Closed
Skate 7,107 Hook and Line 1/2/- Open
Sole/Flounder 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear Fishing while diving 8/16/- Open
Spiny Dogfish 7,107 Hook and Line 4/8/- Open
Sturgeon 7,107 Hook and Line 0/0/0 Non-retention
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 7,107 30cm Hook and Line 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Wolf Eel 7,107 Catch and Release only 0/0/0 Non-retention
Yelloweye Rockfish 7,107 Hook and Line, Spear 0/0/- Non-retention (See Restrictions)


2019-01-02 09:16:59

Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Herring 7,107 Reminder Harvesting of herring roe from marine plants or plants placed in the water for the purpose of harvesting herring roe is prohibited.
Codfish 7,107 Reminder Species includes: Pacific cod, Pacific tomcod, pollock and hake but does not include lingcod.
Halibut Coastwide Reminder The recreational halibut fishery is closed; management actions for 2019 including opening date will be confirmed following the International Pacific Halibut Commission meetings and Sport Fishing Advisory Board of BC meetings in late January/early February 2019.
Perch 7,107 Reminder Includes kelp, shiner and pile perch, and all species of surf and sea perch
Rockfish, All Species Combined 7,107 Daily Limit Pieces - Daily limit of 3 Rockfish per day, of which only 1 may be a China Rockfish or a Tiger Rockfish or a Quillback Rockfish
Bocaccio Rockfish 7,107 Non Retention Zero (0) retention forBocaccio rockfish.
Yelloweye Rockfish 7,107 Non Retention Zero (0) retention of Yelloweye rockfish
Trout (Hatchery & Wild Combined) 7,107 Oversize Daily Limit Pieces - Included in Daily Limit 1
Oversize Length 50 cm


2019-01-01 02:15:17

Bivalve shellfish

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

Bivalve shellfish and snails

Bivalve shellfish have 2 hinged shells. Because they feed by filtering microscopic plankton from the water, changes in water quality can cause unsafe marine biotoxins, bacteria, or viruses to build up in their tissue. Snails can also accumulate toxins and pollutants.

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

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

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

Bivalve shellfish contamination

Subarea Marine biotoxin update (open bivalve species) Sanitary contamination closures (closed to shellfish harvesting)
7-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-4 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-5 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-6 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-7 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-8 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-9 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-10 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-11 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-12 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-13 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-14 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-15 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-16 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-17 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-18 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-19 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-20 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-21 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-22 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-23 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-24 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-25 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-26 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-27 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-28 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-29 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-30 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-31 Closed to All Bivalve Species
7-32 Closed to All Bivalve Species
107-1 Closed to All Bivalve Species
107-2 Closed to All Bivalve Species
107-3 Closed to All Bivalve Species


2018-10-04 11:44:44

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
All Species Scallop 7,107 0/0/0
Blue Mussel 7,107 0/0/0
California Mussel 7 0/0/0
Clams 7,107 0/0/0
Cockles 7,107 0/0/0
Geoduck 7,107 0/0/0
Moon Snail 7,107 Hand Picking 2/4/-
Olympia Oyster 7,107 0/0/0
Other Snail 7,107 Hand Picking 75/150/-
Pacific Oyster 7,107 0/0/0
Weathervane Scallop 7,107 0/0/0


2018-06-14 15:39:44

Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Bivalve Species Coastwide Reminder Because of the risk of contamination, you are not allowed to harvest bivalve shellfish (for any purpose) within: (1) 300 metres around industrial, municipal and sewage treatment plant outfall discharges (2) 125 metres around a marina, ferry wharf, floating living accommodation, or any finfish net pen (exceptions described as follows) (3) 25 meters around any floating living accommodation facility located within a shellfish aquaculture tenure where a zero-discharge and appropriate waste management plan is a condition of the Aquaculture Licence and is approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee (4) 0 meters of any finfish net pen within an aquaculture tenure where an Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Management Plan approved by the Regional Interdepartmental Committee is in operation.
Pacific Oyster Coastwide Reminder To avoid inadvertently harvesting Olympia oysters while you are harvesting Pacific oysters, do not harvest any oyster less than 5 cm in diameter.


2018-06-05 13:26:27

Crab

Crab

You're responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Min Size Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Alaska King Crab 7,107 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 2/4/- Open (See Restrictions)
Box And Puget Sound King Crab 7,107 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open (See Restrictions)
Dungeness Crab 7,107 165mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Other Crab 7,107 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 4/8/- Open (See Restrictions)
Red Rock Crab 7,107 115mm Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 6/12/- Open (See Restrictions)
Shore Crab 7,107 Dip Net, Hand Picking, Ring Net, Traps (Crab) 75/150/- Open (See Restrictions)


2019-01-15 14:55:47

Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Crab Coastwide Gear Restriction - 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 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 7,107 Reminder Combined daily limit for Dungeness crab, red rock crab, box crab, Puget Sound king crab and all other king crab is 6.
Dungeness Crab Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Dungeness crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Dungeness crabs
Red Rock Crab Coastwide Packaging and Transporting In order to be accurately measured, the carapace of Red Rock crab that you catch must remain attached until the crab arrives at your residence or it is consumed.
Sex Restriction It is prohibited to possess female Red Rock crabs.


2018-06-05 13:26:02

Other invertebrates

Other invertebrates

You're responsible for understanding the regulations and restrictions that may affect an open fishery.

How to follow the rules
  1. Check the Area map. You need to know the location (subarea) where you plan to fish.
  2. Check the Species regulations table for fishing opportunities and basic regulations.
  3. Check the Restrictions table for special exceptions and more detailed regulations.
  4. Get to know the locations of protected areas. Permanent fishing restrictions are in effect in these areas to protect fish and fish habitat.

Species regulations

Always check for restrictions.

Species Areas Gear Limits
(d/p/a)
Status
Abalone 7,107 0/0/0 Closed
Ghost Shrimp 7,107 Hand Digging, Hand Pump 50/100/- Open
Giant Barnacles 7,107 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Goose Barnacles 7,107 Hand Picking 2kg/4kg/- Open
Limpet 7,107 Hand Picking 75/150/- Open
Octopus 7,107 Diving, Hand Picking, Hook and Line, Traps (Crab) 1/2/- Open
Opal Squid 7,107 Cast Net, Jigging 200/400/- Open
Other Shellfish species 7,107 20/40/- Open
Sand Dollar 7,107 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open
Sea Cucumber 7,107 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Sea Urchin 7,107 Diving, Hand Picking 12/24/- Open
Shrimp/Prawn 7,107 Ring Net, Spear, Trap (Other species of Shellfish) 200/400/- Open (See Restrictions)
Squid, All other species 7,107 Cast Net, Jigging 20/40/- Open
Starfish Sea Star 7,107 Hand Picking 6/12/- Open


2019-01-18 11:18:55

Restrictions

Always check for protected areas.

Species Areas Measure Type Measure Value
Shrimp/Prawn Coastwide Gear Restriction Maximum 4 traps or ring nets or combination of these per fisher.
Coastwide Reminder 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 Traps must be marked with floating tag or buoy that has your name on it. This includes traps tied to a boat or dock or fished from shore. If two traps are attached to one ground-line, it is sufficient to attach a tag, float or buoy that bears the operator's name to one end of the ground-line.
Reminder Combined daily limit for all shrimp species, including prawn, is 200.


2019-01-02 14:56:00

Protected areas

Protected areas

Learn about permanent restrictions that are in effect:

Area Type Closure Name
7-1 Rockfish Conservation Area McMullin Group
7-18 Rockfish Conservation Area McMullin Group
7-19 Rockfish Conservation Area McMullin Group
7-25 Rockfish Conservation Area Goose Island
7-26 Rockfish Conservation Area Goose Island
107-1 Marine Protected Area Central Reefs MPA Zone A
Central Reefs MPA Zone B
107-2 Marine Protected Area Central Reefs MPA Zone B
Rockfish Conservation Area Goose Island
107-3 Rockfish Conservation Area Goose Island

Area Descriptions

Area Map Area Description
Central Reefs MPA Zone A Central_Reefs_MPA_Zone_A.jpeg Central Reefs MPA Zone A core protection zone: Those waters of Subareas 106-2 and 107-1 below a depth of 120 m below the sea surface that lie inside a line that begins at 52°14'03.4"N 129°38'33.2"W, then southerly to 52°16'54.8"N 129°43'13.4"W, then to 52°21'57.1"N 129°43'56.5"W, then to 52°24'24.5"N 129°47'22.8"W, then to 52°29'05.9"N 129°50'59.4"W, then to 52°31'05.2"N 129°50'13.9"W, then to 52°31'06.7"N 129°47'40.9"W, then to 52°27'42.0"N 129°40'25.1"W, then to 52°25'22.9"N 129°37'24.0"W, then to 52°19'47.0"N 129°32'43.2"W, then to 52°16'18.2"N 129°33'22.8"W, then to the beginning point.
Central Reefs MPA Zone B Central_Reefs_MPA_Zone_B.jpeg Central Reefs MPA Zone B core protection zone: Those waters of Subareas 107-1 and 107-2 below a depth of 120 m below the sea surface that lie inside a line that begins at 51°54'43.1"N 129°41'22.2"W, then southerly to 52°01'22.5"N 129°35'48.4"W, then to 52°05'13.5"N 129°34'32.5"W, then to 52°08'48.5"N 129°31'44.1"W, then to 52°08'51.3"N 129°29'18.0"W, then to 52°04'27.1"N 129°21'17.3"W, then to 51°59'40.8"N 129°15'23.9"W, then to 51°56'04.5"N 129°18'46.2"W, then to 51°52'55.7"N 129°36'49.8"W, then back to the beginning point.
Goose Island Goose_Island.png Those waters of Subareas 7-25, 7-26, 107-2 and 107-3 that lie inside a line that: begins at 52°00.400'N 128°29.700'W in water then true east to 52°00.400'N 128°23.300'W in water then to 51°50.600'N 128°26.100'W in water then true west to 51°50.600'N 128°29.100'W in water then to 51°56.100'N 128°32.500'W in water then to the beginning point
McMullin Group McMullin_Group.png Those waters of Subareas 7-1, 7-18 and 7-19 that lie inside a line that: begins at 52°05.500'N 128°29.700'W in water then true east to 52°05.500'N 128°23.300'W in water then true south to 52°00.400'N 128°23.300'W in water then true west to 52°00.400'N 128°29.700'W in water then true north to the beginning point.


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