The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) reported another year of declining stocks in most areas of the coast however…..
New 2019 / 2020 fishing regulations are in force for the BC coast tidal waters. Changes to the regulations which include closures, with salmon species and ground fish Cod species. There are 37 species of rockfish that are caught in fisheries off the coast of British Columbia. Inshore rockfish species (which include yelloweye, quillback, copper, china, and tiger) are usually caught with hook and line gear in rocky reef habitats. Monitoring and research programs in B.C. indicate that inshore rockfish, especially within the inland waters of Vancouver Island, are at low levels of abundance. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) needs your help to protect and conserve inshore rockfish. Since 2002, catch restrictions, fishery monitoring, stock assessment programs, and Rockfish Conservation Areas (RCAs) have been established throughout the B.C. coast. DFO’s rockfish conservation strategy is designed to alleviate further rockfish population declines. Within RCAs, inshore rockfish are protected from all mortality associated with recreational and commercial fisheries.
Rockfish conservation areas
Captain Brent charter’s his 32 foot Trojan sport fishing boat. She is named “Mariah” and based at Stone’s marina in Nanaimo.
Three years ago Brent and me used the Mariah for my group charters. After seeing the benefit to working together we decided to keep it up . So his boat was a perfect choice being in Nanaimo. Now both boats are able to provide fishing charters. We decided it’s best to use his boat in Nanaimo.
Captain Brent likes the idea of having me on the deck and him at the helm. The “Mariah” is comfortably equipped. Excellent features which include a large galley, with fridge, stove, hot & cold pressure water, private washroom. Spacious amount of seating room inside and out. Our goal is to provide quality fishing charters for family’s and groups of ten or less.