Notice of fishing closure between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert

As of 11:59 on Friday certain quota areas will be closed to commercial Red Sea Urchins fishing

As of 11:59 on Friday, Nov. 29 the following quota areas will be closed to commercial Red Sea Urchins fishing:

RU13a Dundas Island North

RU16 Inside Stephens Island

RU17 Kelp Pass

RU18a Edye Pass

RU19 Porcher Inlet

RU22a Hankin Rock

The north coast fishery continues in the following quota areas:

RU20a Cape George

RU27a Upper Banks Island

RU28 Bonilla Island

RU29 Kingkown Inlet

RU20b Freeman Pass

RU21 Willis Bay

RU23 Upper Principe Channel

RU26 Larsen Harbour

Coastwide closure for Lingcod

Lingcod was closed for commercial fishing, coastwide, by hook and line/trap gear effective on Nov. 14.

From Nov. 15 -March 31 a spawning closure for the retention of Lingcod by hook and line gear is in effect for all areas.

Permanent reallocation requests for the 2019/2020 season for all species must be submitted to the Groundfish Managemen Unit (GMU) prior to 4 p.m. on Feb. 2.

Temporary reallocation requests for the 2019/2020 season for all species must be submitted to the GMU prior to 4 p.m. on Feb. 20.

READ MORE: Sea urchins are being culled by ecologists to preserve the B.C coastal region off Haida Gwaii

READ MORE AND PHOTOS: Ocean Wise AquaVan makes landing in Prince Rupert


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