Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More seine openings for pinks

Just announced more seine openings for pinks salmon: #6 for Skeena and #14 for Area 3Nass.

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

Subject: FN0637-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine - Area A Seine - Areas 3, 4, 5, & 6 Opening - August 19

Area 3
Seines open 16 hours 06:00 hours to 22:00 hours Wednesday August 19 in Subareas 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4, 3-7 & 3-9. Min bunt mesh 70 mm. V.O.# 2009-NCSAL-066

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.

Note: Coho retention is now allowed in Area 3. This is a pink directed fishery, with coho retention. Sockeye, chinook, chum, and steelhead mandatory release.

Area 4
Seines open 16 hours 06:00 hours to 22:00 hours Wednesday August 19 Subareas 4-5, 4-8, 4-9, 4-12 seaward of a line from the prominent point south of Tsum Tsadai Inlet to the red can buoy positioned approx. 0.7 nautical miles south of Kitson Island to the red flashing light west of Agnew Bank to the southernmost point of Coast Island thence true east to Ridley Island, and west of a line from the westernmost point of Croasdaile Island true north to Smith Island, and south of a line from Gamble Pt to Parry Pt, 4-14, and 4-15 south of a line from Clara Pt To Hanmer Pt. Min bunt mesh 70 mm. V.O.# 2009-NCSAL-067

Note: All portions of 4-12 & 4-15 except for that portion north of 53 degrees 59 minutes 05 seconds and south of 54 degrees 04 minutes 00 seconds and east of 130 degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds and west of 130 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds (this excludes the west shore of Kennedy Island from the shallow net restriction) are restricted to 3.75 strip nets.

The Area 4 seine fishery is directed towards pink salmon. Sockeye, chinook, coho, chum and steelhead are mandatory release.

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