2020 fisheries management measures to protect Fraser River chinook – Revised Area 13 (Campbell River Special Management Zone) retention limit

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Fishery Notice

Area 13 (Campbell River Special Management Zone):

In Subareas 13-3 and 13-5, those waters of Discovery Passage and Campbell River inside of a line starting at the fishing boundary sign at Orange Point located at 50° 04.392′ north latitude by 125°16.608′ west longitude, then northeasterly to a point in the middle of the channel located at 50°04.392′ north latitude by 125°15.510′ west longitude, then southeasterly to a point located at 50°00.507′ north latitude by 125°12.859′ west longitude, then southwesterly to the fishing boundary sign on the southern end of Hidden Harbour breakwater located at 50°00.504′ north latitude by125°13.945′ west longitude.

00:01 hours July 15 to 23:59 hours August 31, 2020, one (1) Chinook per day, no maximum size limit.

Reminder these waters are subject to other restrictions to fishing gear and motoring in certain areas. Please check your local regulations and 2020-21 tidal water Conditions of Licence for more details.

2020 fisheries management measures to protect Fraser River chinook and impact on Tyee Club of BC season.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Website Link

Strait of Georgia – North

Areas 13 to 17, Subareas 29-1 and 29-2:

  • April 1 to July 14: No retention of chinook
  • July 15 to Aug 31: 1 chinook per day, max 80 cm
  • Sept 1 to Dec 31: 2 chinook per day

A Response from the Tyee Club of BC Executive Committee:

Dear Tyee Club anglers,

The  Tyee Club of B.C. is in the process of submitting a letter to DFO stating its objection to the current regulation of no retention of Chinook over 80cm in fork length from a July 15 to August 31, 2020.  The Club has scientific data that shows the fish caught in the CRSMZ have no effect on Chinook stocks for other rivers.

The Club looks forward to a response soon so we can plan accordingly for the 2020 season.

Roger Gage