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Area 20 - Fishery Management Actions 

Effective March 29, 2017

Effective dates:00:01 hours Wed. March 29 to 23:59 hours Fri. June 16, 2017Waters:  Subareas 20-6 and 20-7 (Sooke Harbour) and in Sub areas 19-1 to 19-4 and Subareas 20-4 and 20-5 (those waters near Victoria between Cadboro Pt to Sombrio Pt.).

Management measures:  You may retain two (2) chinook salmon per day.  These chinook may be either:Wild or hatchery marked between 45 cm and 67 cm; or Hatchery marked greater than 67 cm in length.

Lincod regulations for north and south coast waters

Subject: FN0385- Fin Fish - Lingcod- Management Measures Currently in Effect.

North Coast waters

(Areas 1 st Watersto 10, 101 to 110, 130 and 142)

Currently in effect, the daily limit for lingcod is three (3) per day.

South Coast waters

(Areas 11, 21 to 27,111,121,123 to 127) and Subareas 12-14 and 20-1 to 20-4.Currently in effect until November 15, 2017 the daily limit for lingcod is three (3) per day.

Variation Orders 2017-231 and 2017-232

Rock cod regulations to protect Yellow Eye Rockfish

North coast Waters

(Areas 1 to 10 and 101 to 110, 130 and 142)

Effective April 1, 2017 until further notice the daily limit for rockfish is five (5) per day in the aggregate of which only two (2) may be Yelloweye rockfish.

South Coast waters

(Areas 11, 20-1 to 20-4, 21 to 27, 111, 121 and 123 to 127)

Effective April 1, 2017 until further notice the daily limit for rockfish is three (3) per day in the aggregate of which only one (1) may be Yelloweye Rockfish.

Variation Order 2017-176.


To view the online Saltwater regulations please go


For info on Fraser River including graphs for Fraser RiverTemperature and Discharge go here ..

For department of fisheries information  for openings please go to


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For information on salmon fishing opportunities, please call the salmon information line at (604)666-8266.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada appreciates your assistance in reporting illegal fishing activity. Anyone with information can call the 24-hour, toll-free Observe, Record, Report line at 1-800-465-43361-800-465-4336

For Sockeye opening information try the DFO 24 hour recorded line at 604-666-2828604-666-2828 or outside the lower mainland

1- 866-431-FISH

or visit DFO on the Web at

For more information on openings and or closures

click here

For Freshwater regulations and changes please

click here