Making Sense of Area 8 and the 2013 Openings.

Hey all! Just a post to give perspective to the all the talk as of late. First things first is the DFO map of Area 8 (below). Here you can see the different subzones and how the individual openings could differ. It should also go to demonstrate the long body of water that is Dean Channel (including Fisher and Fitz Hugh Sound). The Dean and Kimsquit rivers are located in 8-9, which is not opened up to the gill net fleet, but 8-1- through 8-8 are. All these subzones are critical migration corridors for salmon and steelhead and non-target species (coho, pink, sockeye and steelhead) and steadily intercepted.

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So… 2013 saw openings every week from early June until the end of August (with a one week grace for the missing late run Bella Coola chum). These openings were almost always extended to a second day announced on the fly the day before.

Below is the 2013 list; full details available at: DFO; Area 8; Commercial Openings.

FN0799 FN0799-Licensing Information – Pacific Fishery Licence Unit – counter service available until August 30, 2013 August 27, 2013
at 3:47 PM
FN0785 FN0785-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – August 26, 2013 Opening – Amendment to FN0779 August 23, 2013
at 9:22 AM
FN0780 FN0780-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – August 26, 2013 Opening August 22, 2013
at 2:26 PM
FN0779 FN0779-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – August 26, 2013 Opening August 22, 2013
at 2:17 PM
FN0765 FN0765-LICENSING INFORMATION- Training sessions on the National Online Licensing System August 21, 2013
at 8:43 AM
FN0760 FN0760-LICENSING INFORMATION- Pacific Fishery Licence Unit closures and the National Online Licensing System August 19, 2013
at 3:23 PM
FN0745 FN0745-COMMERCIAL – Salmon – Gill Net – Area 7 Update and Area 8 Opening – August 19, 2013 August 15, 2013
at 3:06 PM
FN0744 FN0744-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 7 Update and Area 8 Opening – August 19, 2013 August 15, 2013
at 3:00 PM
FN0719 FN0719-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net/ Seine – Area 8 – week of August 11 to 17, 2013- August 9, 2013 Update August 9, 2013
at 1:09 PM
FN0714 FN0714-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net/ Seine – Area 8 – week of August 11 to 17, 2013- Update August 8, 2013
at 1:13 PM
FN0706 FN0706-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – August 6, 2013 Opening August 6, 2013
at 9:01 AM
FN0705 FN0705-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – August 6, 2013 Opening August 6, 2013
at 8:53 AM
FN0693 FN0693-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – August 5, 2013 Opening August 1, 2013
at 1:06 PM
FN0692 FN0692-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – August 5, 2013 Opening August 1, 2013
at 12:56 PM
FN0679 FN0679-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – July 30, 2013 Opening July 29, 2013
at 3:59 PM
FN0678 FN0678-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – July 30, 2013 Opening July 29, 2013
at 3:47 PM
FN0660 FN0660-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – July 29, 2013 Opening July 25, 2013
at 1:59 PM
FN0659 FN0659-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – July 29, 2013 Opening July 25, 2013
at 1:53 PM
FN0653 FN0653-LICENSING INFORMATION: Registration and Access to the New National Online Licensing System July 24, 2013
at 4:34 PM
FN0648 FN0648-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – July 23, 2013 Opening July 22, 2013
at 3:38 PM
FN0647 FN0647-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – July 23, 2013 Opening July 22, 2013
at 3:31 PM
FN0630 FN0630-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – July 22, 2013 Opening July 18, 2013
at 1:47 PM
FN0628 FN0628-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – July 22, 2013 Opening July 18, 2013
at 1:22 PM
FN0613 FN0613-Pacific Fishery Licence Units – Office Closures/Limited service July 18-19, 2013 July 16, 2013
at 10:14 AM
FN0608 FN0608-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – July 16, 2013 Opening July 15, 2013
at 3:36 PM
FN0607 FN0607-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – July 16, 2013 Opening July 15, 2013
at 3:15 PM
FN0590 FN0590-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area D Catch Monitoring Pilot – Packer Designation and General Information July 11, 2013
at 2:15 PM
FN0588 FN0588-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – July 15, 2013 opening July 11, 2013
at 1:48 PM
FN0587 FN0587-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Seine – Area 8 – July 15, 2013 opening July 11, 2013
at 1:38 PM
FN0573 FN0573-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area 8 – July 9, 2013 opening July 8, 2013
at 4:46 PM
FN0556 FN0556-COMMERCIAL – Salmon – Gill Net – Area 8 – July 8, 2013 Opening July 4, 2013
at 12:37 PM
FN0532 FN0532-COMMERCIAL – Salmon – Gill Net – Area 8 – July 01 opening June 27, 2013
at 9:36 AM
FN0517 FN0517-COMMERCIAL – Salmon – Gill Net – Area 8 – June 24 Opening June 21, 2013
at 1:37 PM
FN0508 FN0508-COMMERCIAL – Salmon – Chinook – Gill Net – Area 8 – Week of June 23rd to June 29th June 20, 2013
at 11:52 AM
FN0489 FN0489-Salmon – Salmon Integrated Fisheries Management Plans 2013/14 for Northern and Southern B.C. June 14, 2013
at 3:57 PM
FN0481 FN0481-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area C – Area 8 – June 17 opening June 14, 2013
at 9:34 AM
FN0459 FN0459-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area C – Area 8 – June 10 opening June 6, 2013
at 3:13 PM
FN0455 FN0455-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area D – Catch Monitoring changes for 2013 June 5, 2013
at 10:49 AM
FN0396 FN0396-COMMERCIAL – Salmon – Gill Net – Area 8 – June 3 – Opening May 23, 2013
at 3:22 PM
FN0282 FN0282-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Commercial Catch Reporting In the Pacific Region For 2013: Attention E-Log Fishers April 11, 2013
at 8:50 AM
FN0252 FN0252-Pacific Fishery Licence Unit – National Online Licensing System Update (FN0210 Reposted) March 28, 2013
at 10:20 AM
FN0210 FN0210-Pacific Fishery Licence Unit – National Online Licensing System Update March 21, 2013
at 10:59 AM
FN0187 FN0187-Licencing Information – Salmon: Gill Net, Seine and Troll – 2013 Licence issuance to allow for the harvest of Schedule II species and transporting only March 19, 2013
at 1:35 PM
FN0171 FN0171-Commercial – Salmon – Catch Monitoring Working Group: 2013 update March 15, 2013
at 4:42 PM
FN0117 FN0117-COMMERCIAL – Salmon – Release of Draft 2013/14 Northern and Southern B.C. Salmon IFMPs for Consultation March 4, 2013
at 11:11 AM
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