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Heads up on the prawn fishing changes, area 15-2 & 15-3 are closed as of January 1 2021.Have a look at the map these, areas basically cover from westview to Lund. The maps and notice should answer most of your questions, if not email or call PRO 604-485-4868.

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Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN1364-RECREATIONAL – Shellfish – Prawn and Shrimp – Areas 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23, 25, 28 – Closures Recreational prawn and shrimp by trap harvesters are advised that the harvest of prawn and shrimp by trap, ring net or spear while diving will close from 00:01 hours January 1, 2021 to 23:59 hours March 31, 2021 in the following Subareas as described in the Pacific Fishery Management Area Regulations: Subareas 13-12, 13-16, 13-17 (Quadra/Cortes Islands); Subareas 15-2 and 15-3 (Lund); Subareas 16-1, 16-2, 16-5, 16-8 to 16-10, 16-16 to 16-18 (Malaspina Strait / lower Jervis Inlet and Sechelt / Narrow Inlets); Subareas 17-5, 17-6, 17-9, 17-16 (Stuart Channel and inside Nanaimo); Subareas 19-7 to 19-12 (Saanich Inlet); Subareas 23-1 to 23-4 (Alberni Inlet / Barkley Sound); Subareas 25-1 to 25-5, 25-16 (Tahsis/Muchalat Inlets); and Subarea 28-3 (portion Howe Sound). These 3-month winter closures are in place to allow the prawn spawning period to complete. These areas reopen 00:01 hours April 1, 2021. Subareas 13-1, 13-13 to 13-15 (Quadra/Cortes Islands), 15-1 (Powell River), 16-6, 16-7, 16-11 (portion Sechelt Inlet), Subareas 17-10 to 17-13, 17-15, 17-18 (Nanaimo), and 25-8 (Tahsis Inlet) will begin “pulse fishing” (closed in the first half of the month and open in the second half of the month). These Subareas will close to the harvest of prawn and shrimp by trap, ring net or spear while diving from: 00:01 hours January 1, 2021 to 23:59 hours January 15, 2021; 00:01 hours February 1, 2021 to 23:59 hours February 15, 2021; and 00:01 hours March 1, 2021 to 23:59 hours March 15, 2021. These areas reopen 00:01 hours March 16, 2021. All prawns carrying eggs externally on the underside of the tail must be returned to the water immediately and in the manner that causes the least harm. All other coastal areas remain open to the harvest of prawns and shrimp by trap, ring net or spear while diving until further notice, except the following protected areas which are closed year round: Strait of Georgia and Howe Sound Glass Sponge Reef Marine Refuges; Gwaii Haanas National Marine Conservation Area Reserve and Haida Heritage Site Strict Protection Zones; Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound Glass Sponge Reefs Marine Protected Area; Race Rocks Ecological Reserve and Area of Interest (AOI); Whytecliffe Park; Porteau Cove; Point Atkinson; and Vancouver Harbour between Lions Gate Bridge and Ironworkers Memorial Bridge (also known as Second Narrows Bridge). Daily, possession and trap limits are in effect coast-wide. Variation Order Number 2020-RCT-680. Refer to the BC Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Guide for further information http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html Refer to the following website to Plan Ahead: seasonal prawn closures http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/shellfish-coquillages-eng.html FOR MORE INFORMATION: Laurie Convey 250-756-7233 laurie.convey@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Mike Kattilakoski 250-756-7315 mike.kattilakoski@dfo-mpo.gc.ca David Fogtmann 250-339-3799 david.fogtmann@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Karen Vaudry 604-666-7089 karen.vaudry@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center – FN1364 Sent December 24, 2020 at 11:21 Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca If you would like to unsubscribe, please submit your request at: http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=manage_subscription If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail to: DFO.OpsCentreFisheryPacific-CentreOpsPechePacifique.MPO@canada.ca