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SALTWATER FISHING REPORT  (February 14th, 2020)

Winter Chinook season is upon us!!. The West Van shoreline, Vancouver harbour, the West side of Bowen island (aka) tunstell bay and areas of Howe Sound are all popular productive areas to target Winter feeders. by mid December this fishery should be in full swing! Prawning and crabbing has been very good.

August 30th Chinook limits increased to 2 per day 


 Go HERE for details of areas and limits 


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FN0310-RECREATIONAL  Halibut: Management Measures in Effect Starting April 1, 2019
Coast-wide: Open time:
Effective at 00:01 hours April 1, 2019 fishing for halibut will be opened 
coast-wide until further notice.
Limits and sizes:
Effective April 1, 2019 until further notice:
The maximum length for halibut is 126 cm (head-on).
The daily limit for halibut is one (1).  
The possession limit for halibut is either 
one (1) halibut measuring 90 cm to 126 cm in length (head-on), OR
two (2) halibut, each measuring under 90 cm in length (head-on).
The annual limit is six (6) halibut per licence holder, as set out on the 
2019/2020 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
All halibut retained by the licence holder shall be immediately recorded in 
ink on the 2019/2020 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. The area from which each 
halibut is caught and its head-on length shall immediately be recorded on the 

FN0311-RECREATIONAL - Rockfish and Lingcod: Coast-wide Management Measures 

Daily Limits and Close Times - In effect starting April 1, 2019 (Outside Waters) 

and May 1, 2019 (Inside Waters)

Effective April 1, 2019 and May 1, 2019, the following recreational daily 

limits and close times apply to Rockfish and Lingcod in North and South Coast 

waters as described. These management measures are required to reduce fishing 

impacts on rockfish in general and identified species of rockfish.

Possession Limits are twice the Daily Limits for Rockfish and Lingcod as 

described below.


North Coast - Areas 1 to 10, 101 to 110, 130, 142 – AND - South Coast (Outside 

waters) - Areas 11, 21 to 27, 111, 123 to 127, Subareas 12-14 and 20-1 to 20-4, 

and Area 121 (excluding that portion outside the 12 nautical mile limit seaward 

of a line that begins at 48 degrees 34.00' north latitude and 125 degrees 

17.386' west longitude and continues southeasterly at a bearing of 116 degrees 

True to a point at 48 degrees 28.327' north latitude and 125 degrees 01.687' 

west longitude).

Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined  three (3), only one (1) of

which may be a Quillback rockfish, a Tiger rockfish, or a China rockfish. 

Zero (0) retention for Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish 

Daily limits: Lingcod two (2).

Open time: April 1 to November 15

Close time: November 16 to March 31


South Coast (Inside waters) - Areas 13 to 19 and Subareas 12-1 to 12-13, 12-15 

to 12-48, 20-5 to 20-7 and 29-5

Daily limits: Rockfish, all species combined – one (1)

Zero (0) retention for Yelloweye rockfish and Bocaccio rockfish 

Daily Limits: Lingcod – one (1)

Open time: May 1 to September 30

Close time: October 1 to April 30

Area 28 and Subareas 29-1 to 29-4 and 29-6 to 29-17 are 

closed for Rockfish and Lingcod April 1, 2019 to March 31, 

2020 (year round).



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