New 2019/2020 regulations for all British Columbia tidal waters

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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

Rockfish Conservation Area Overview



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Source: VANCOUVER ISLAND FISHING CHARTERS | Marine holiday hot spot, enjoy catching Wild Salmon, Ling Cod, Red Snapper, Crabs, or Prawns

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 started charter’s on the Mariah for my group charters. After seeing the benefits of working together we’ve continued. The Mariah has a larger galley, seating area, and lounging for our guests. Both our boat’s work well in providing a  stable fishing charter platform. The Mariah stays based in Nanaimo. My boat the MyBabeToo, is trailered so it can be moved to some of the best fishing else where on the island.

Captain Brent prefers to be at the helm.  I’m enjoying being the deck hand. The “Mariah” is comfortably equipped.  Excellent features which include a large galley, full sized 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.