Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Area 3 Seine Opening #5

Fishery Notice announcing seine opening #5 in Area 3. Of note is the mention of the onboard camera catch and compliance monitoring program...The one that no one in the seine fleet has voluntarily taken part in to date.

COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine
Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0537-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine - Area A Seine - Areas 3 & 6 Opening - July 24

Area 3
Seines open 16 hours 06:00 hours to 22:00 hours Friday July 24 in Subareas 3-1, 3-3 north and east of a line that begins at Elliott Pt on Somerville Island, thence to 54degrees 39 minutes north latitude and 130 degrees 37 minutes west longitude, thence true north to the International Boundary, 3-7, 3-9, 3-11, the portion of 3-12 within 1.0 nautical miles of the Pearse Island shore, 3-13, and 3-17. Min bunt mesh 70 mm. V.O.# 2009-NCSAL-029

Special note: Subarea 3-1 is only open to seine vessels that have operating cameras installed and are subscribed to an electronic monitoring program, in accordance with the Area A conditions of licence. Currently there are no seine
vessels subscribed to this program.

This is a pink directed fishery. Chinook, chum, coho, and steelhead mandatory

Seiners should be aware that there is currently an at-sea observer program in operation in Area 3. Vessels that are requested to take an observer on board
shall do so, in accordance with regulation.

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