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blueback

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DFO New Fishing Regs. and Closures-2019
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:36:38 PM »

With respect to Vancouver area, looks like in the salt, they just closed the banana and around the coal port for retention, which is nothing new (29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10). A reduced catch number for Chinook from 2 to 1, everywhere else. Hump is still open as is the QA, the Bell, and Howe Sound.
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Re: DFO New Fishing Regs. and Closures-2019
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 02:39:06 PM »

Oh, and the Fraser River doesn't open until late summer.
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Re: DFO New Fishing Regs. and Closures-2019
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 04:59:13 PM »

I may have read the regs I could find incorrectly as I contacted a fishing store operator and best sense he could make of it is that it is all closed in our area (Greater Vancouver). My apologies for any misunderstanding.   
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Re: DFO New Fishing Regs. and Closures-2019
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 05:07:52 PM »

I was grousing earlier today about how they'd used ovals to demarcate areas that were drawn using straight lines, lol.
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Re: DFO New Fishing Regs. and Closures-2019
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 05:14:15 PM »

With respect to Vancouver area, looks like in the salt, they just closed the banana and around the coal port for retention, which is nothing new (29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10). A reduced catch number for Chinook from 2 to 1, everywhere else. Hump is still open as is the QA, the Bell, and Howe Sound.

ITs will all be closed August locally, Variation orders will be coming

https://www.canada.ca/en/fisheries-oceans/news/2019/04/government-of-canada-takes-action-to-address-fraser-river-chinook-decline.html

https://islandfishermanmagazine.com/dfo-announces-chinook-fishery-shutdown/


WCVI offshore in Areas 121 to 127 and 20-1 to 20-2
Apr. 1 to Jul. 14, Chinook non-retention;
July 15 to Dec. 31, 2 Chinook per day

Johnstone Strait (Area 12) and Strait of Georgia North (Areas 13 to 17, 28, portions of 29 (29-1 and 29-2)
Apr. 1 to Jul. 14, Chinook non-retention
July 15 to Aug. 29, 1 Chinook per day
Aug. 30 to Dec. 31, 2 Chinook per day

Strait of Georgia South and Juan de Fuca Areas 18, subareas 19-3 to 19-12, subareas 29-3 to 29-5 and Subareas 20-3 to 20-7
Apr. 1 to Jul. 31, Chinook non-retention
Aug. 1 to Aug. 29, 1 Chinook per day (with option for terminal fisheries)
Aug. 30 to Dec. 31, 2 Chinook per day
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