Friday, August 28, 2015

Pink Salmon Fishing Open In Nanaimo

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Pink Salmon Open In Departure Bay & Nanaimo Harbour

Fisheries has announced the opening of Departure Bay and the Nanaimo Harbour for fishing of PINK SALMON ONLY effective immediately until Sept. 30/15.

The daily catch limit is 4 Pink Salmon and zero retention for other species of salmon. A gear restriction is also in effect in the above areas. Angling is permitted  using gear which includes a single pointed barbless hook with a maximum  distance between the hook point and the hook shaft being not greater than 15mm.
Anglers are further reminded of the following:
  • This opening is for PINK SALMON ONLY.
  • There is a daily quota of four (4) pink salmon per day in effect. 
  • Intentionally foul-hooking salmon or attempting to foul-hook salmon is illegal. Lack of compliance in this fishery could result in the fishery being immediately closed on short notice, therefore your cooperation is encouraged.
  • Violations may be reported anonymously by calling 1-800-465-4336.
  • All other species of salmon encountered or other finfish must be released immediately with the least amount of harm.
  • Anglers are reminded that a Rockfish Conservation Area is in place nearby in portions of Departure Bay and Northumberland Channel not included within the areas that are opened by this notice.

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