REVIEW OF THE 1982 COMMERCIAL ABALONE FISHERY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

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REVIEW OF THE 1982 COMMERCIAL
ABALONE
FISHERY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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by K.T. Bates
Department of Fisheries & Oceans
Prince Rubert, B.C.
V8J 1G8
March 1984
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Canadian Manuscript Report of
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1749
March 1984
REVIEW OF THE 1982 COMMERCIAL ABALONE
FISHERY IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
by
K. T. 8ates
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
Prince Rupert, B.C.
V8J 1G8
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Minister of Supply and Services Canada 1984
Cat. No. FS 97-4/1749
ISSN 0706-6473
Correct citation for this publication:
K.T. Bates. 1984.
Review of the 1982 commercial abalone fishery in
British Columbia.
Can. MS Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 1749;22p,
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CONTENTS
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List of Figures
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List of Tables
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List of Appendices
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Abstract/Resume .
Introduction
Source of data·
Regulations
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Licencing.
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Commercial abalone closures
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Distribution of annual landings by area and vessel
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Fishing effort by area and vessel
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Acknowledgements
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References
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Appendices
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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure
1. Location of Statistical Areas in northern B.C . .
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2.
Location of Statistical Areas in southern B.C.
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3.
Abalone catch by Statistical Area, B.C., 1982 . .
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4.
Abalone fishing effort by Statistical Area, B.C., 1982
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LIST OF TABLES
Table
1.
Commercial abalone area closures, dates implemented and
reasons for closures, B.C., 1982
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Table
2.
Total annual landings of abalone in B.C., 1952-1982
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3.
Abalone landings by Statistical Area, B.C., 1982
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4.
Range in abalone landings per licence holder, B.C., 1982
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5.
Abalone fishing effort by Statistical Area, B.C., 1977-1982
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6.
Mean annual abalone catch per vessel and fishing effort,
B.C., 1977-1982 . . . . .
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LIST OF APPENDICES
Appendix
1.
Harvest log submitted by commercial abalone diver, B.C., 1982
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2.
Guidelines for the 1982 B.C. abalone fishery
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3.
Commercial abalone area closures, B.C., 1982
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4a. Annual abalone landings by Statistical Area 1-10,
northern B.C., 1952-1982
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4b. Annual abalone landings by Statistical Area 11-27,
southern B.C.,-1952-1982
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ABSTRACT
K.T. Bates. 1984. Review of the 1982 commercial abalone fishery in British
Columbia. Can. MS Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. l749:22p.
The 1982 commercial abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) fishery in British
Columbia harvested 82,175 kg (181,166 lb). Most of the catch was taken in
Area 6 (33% of total B.C. catch), with lesser amounts in Area 1 (16%), Area 2E
(16.5%) and Area 20 (10.5%). Abalone fishing effort by Statistical Area varied
widely and averaged 137 kg/diver day. This is similar to the levels reported
in 1980 and 1981, but is down from levels recorded during the period 1977 to
1979. The 1982 was the first year that the total allowable catch for the B.C.
coast was not harvested.
Key words: northern abalone, fishery, management regulations .
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RESUME
K.T. Bates. 1984. Review of the 1982 commercial abalone fishery in British
Columbia. Can. MS Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci.1749:22p.
Les pgcheurs commerciaux ont capture 82,175 kg (l81,166 "Ib) d'onneaux
(Haliotis kamtschatkana) en Colombie-Britannique en 1982. La plus grande
partie des prises (33% du total en C.-B.) a ete pechee dans la zone 6 et
de plus petite quantites ont ete recueillies dans les zones 1 (16%), 2E
(16.5%) et 20 (10.5%). L'effort de [email protected] par zone satistique varie beaucoup
et la moyenne s'eleve a 137 kg par jour de plongee. Ce taux,semblable a
ceux de 1980 ~ 1981, est inferieur ceux enregistres de 1977 1979.
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1982 a et e Ta pre mi ere ann ee· 0 u 1a quanti t e des p r i s e s aut 0 r i s e
de la cote de C.-B n1a pas ete atteinte.
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Mots-cles: ormeau, peche, reglement de gestion.
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INTRODUCTION
This report reviews the 1982 abalone fishery in British Columbia;
it describes management strategies, total catch, catch per area, and
effort per vessel and day. The present catches and fishinq effort are
compared with earlier years. Two previous reports (Fedorenko and Sprout
1982) and (Sprout 1983), reviewed the abalone fishery for 1952 to 1980
and for 1981 respectively. The present report is the third in a series
of publications by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) aimed at
providing an annual summary of the abalone fishery.
SOURCE OF DATA
Data were obtained from fishermen's harvest logs (Append. 1) which
must be filled out and submitted on a monthly basis or following the
completion of each abalone trip. The harvest logs are considered to
provide a more accurate estimate of total catch than published data from
sales slips and for this reason some discrepancy is expected between
catch data from this report and from Fisheries Statistics, B.C., which
relies only on the sales slip system. Because the logs are considered
confidential, only general fishing locations, rather than specific sites,
will be discussed.
Landings are expressed in kilograms (kg), or occasiona1y in pounds
(lb) for comparative purposes.
REGULATIONS
Each year the DFO representatives meet with abalone fishermen
following the end of the season to review the past year's fishery and to
discuss the fishing plans for the upcoming season. Following this meeting,
each licence holder receives fishing guidelines which detail the allowable
catch, season and other appropriate regulations (Append. 2).
In 1982, the allowable coast-wide catch was kept at 94,347 kg (208,000 1b),
the same as in 1981. As in previous years, the allowable catch was distributed
equally to each licence holder so that each abalone licence was assigned
3,629 kg (8000 1b). The season began on February 22, 1982 and was closed on
December 15, 1982. Procedures for reporting of catches are discussed in a
later section.
Other major actionscontinued for the 1982 fishery were as follows:
1. A subcommittee, comprised of five licence holders, was continued
to recommend changes in abalone licence policy to DFO and to advise on
biological programs and activities.
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2. A glaze allowance of 7% on frozen abalone was
1982 season. This allowance was initiated in 1981 and
to deduct 7% of the total weight of the frozen abalone
weight. Thus the maximum allowable quota per licence,
frozen glazed abalone, was 3,902 kg (8,602 lb).
continued for the
allows the fishermen
to arrive at a net
if delivering
LICENCING
The limited entry of 26 licences and the $200.00 licence fee were
continued and, as in previous years, the licence was issued to the individual.
Although personal abalone licences continued to be non-transferable, licence
holders were allowed to place their licences on any vessel, whether they
were the vessel owner or not. By following this procedure it was possible
to place more than one licence on a single vessel. A minimum abalone catch
was not necessary to be eligible for licence renewal in 1982 and there was
no restriction on the number of divers used, but each diver had to have a
valid personal commercial fishing licence.
Prior to fishing, each abalone licence holder had to advise the
appropriate District Officer; all abalone catches had to be inspected by a
Fishery Officer prior to unloading; and the catches had to be validated
prior to departure for the next trip. Again, as in past years, log sheets
accompanied by maps showing exact harvest locations, had to be filled
daily and, after completion of the trip, forwarded to the Management
Biologist coordinating the fishery. Sales slips had to be submitted for
all abalone harvested.
COMMERCIAL ABALONE CLOSURES
Commercial abalone closures were implemented in a number of areas
along the B.C. coast since 1971. Generally, closures were implemented in
order to conserve overharvested or low productivity areas, and to preserve
traditional native food fishery areas and important recreational sites.
Areas closed, reasons for closure and implementation dates are given in
Table 1.
In 1982, the closed areas did not change from the previous year.
(Boundaries of closed areas are specified in Appendix 3).
DISTRIBUTION OF ANNUAL LANDINGS BY AREA AND VESSEL
In 1982, a total of 82,175 kg (181,166 °lb) of abalone were harvested
in B.C. This compares with a high of 481,373 kg (1,061,250 lb) landed in
1977 and an average of 64,338 kg (141,842 lb) reported landed during the
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Table 1. Commercial abalone area closures, dates implemented and reasons
for closures, B.C. 1982. a
Area 1
Area b
Masset Inlet,
Masset Sound,
McIntyre Bay
Da te closure
impl emented
1977
Area 1
Vi rago Sound
1978
-low stock levels
-recreational harvest
-native harvest
Area 2E
Juan Perez
Sound
1973
-traditional native harvest
-recreational harvest, in
conjunction with Hotspring
Isl a nd.
Area 2E
Cumshewa Inlet
1977
-low levels of old individuals;
few juveniles and sub-legals;
possibility of "recruitment"
overfishing.
Area 2E
Skincuttle Inlet,
Carpenter Bay
1979
-low stock levels
Area 2W
Renne 11 Sou nd
1977
-recreational harvest; one of
two areas in Area 2W that is
accessible by road from the
east coast.
Area 2W
Skidgate Channel
1977
-traditional native harvest
-recreational harvest; same as
Renne11 Sou nd .
Area 2W
Tasu Sound
1977
-recreational harvest
-surveys in this area by DFQ in
June, 1981, have indicated very
low abundance of legal-sized
abalone; this area has been
closed to recreational harvesting
since 1980.
Areas 4
Parts of Porcher
Island, North end
Banks Isl and
1977
-native harvest
(Kitkatla Band)
-recreational harvest
Areas 4
Stephens Island,
Banks Island closure
extended southward
1980
-na ti ve ha rves t
(Kitkatla Band)
-recreational harvest
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Comments
-recreational harvest
-native harvest
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Table 1. (cont'd).
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Date closure
implemented
1977
Comments
-native harvest
(Klemtu, Bella Bella Bands)
-recreational harvest
-concerns by Fishery Officers
that recreational divers are
overfishing the resource;
-closure was modified in 1981.
Area 6
Campania Isl and,
Gil Island, Laredo
Channel
Area 6
Portions of
Compania Island
reopened
1981
-closure was changed to exclude
Squa lly Channel.
Area 7
Inside Price Island,
Swindle Island,
Pri ncess Royal
Isl and, Don
Peninsula
1977
-native harvest
(Klemtu, Bella Bella Bands)
Area 8
North end of
Calvert Island
1977
-low stock abundance
(Fishery Officer estimates)
Area 9
&10
Rivers and Smith
i nl ets
1978
-low stock abundance
Area 12
to 19
Lower Johnstone
Strait, Strait of
Georgia, Strait of
Juan de Fuca
1971
-low stock abundance
-recreational harvest thought
to meet or exceed what
~tocks can sustain already.
Area 21
Southwest coast of
Vancouver Island
1978
-concern by Fishery Officer
for low stock abundance.
Area 23
Barkley Sound
and Clayoquot
Sound
1978
-these areas were fished heavily
during 1970-73; stocks have not
recovered sufficiently to permit
reopening.
Area 26
Kyuquot Sound
1980
-conservation; concern by Fishery
Officers for low stock abundance.
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period 1952 to 1981 (Table 2). Most of the catch was taken in Area 6
(33% of the total B.C. catch), with lesser amounts in Area 1 (16%),
Area 2E (16.5%) and Area 20 (10.5%) (Table 3, Fig. 3). The remaining 25%
of the catch were taken in small amounts from Areas 2W, 3,4,5,7,10,
11, 12, 23, 24 and 27. The 1982 catch distribution by Statistical Area
was similar to that reported in recent years (Append. 4a & b) except
that in 1982 there was an increase in catches from the South Coast (Areas
11-27) and a decline in catches from the Central Coast (Areas 6-10).
Catch distribution shifted slightly in the Queen Charlotte Islands
(Areas 1, 2W and 2E) and the South Coast (Areas 11-27). Catches in the
Queen Charlotte Islands showed an equalization between Area 1 (15.8% of
B.C. total) and Area 2E (16.5% of B.C. total). Catches in the South Coast
increased in Area 20 (from 5.1% of B.C. total in 1981 to 10.5% in 1982)
and declined correspondingly in Area 12 (from 10.2% in 1981 to 6.2 %in
1982) .
The 1982 abalone landings by Statistical Area (Figs. 1 & 2, Table 3)
are discussed below:
Area 1
This area supported 16% (13,024 kg) of the B.C. catch; catches were
reported from K1ashwun Point to Langara Island.
Area 2E
This area also supported approximately 16% (13,538 kg) of the total
catch with catches reported from Kunghit Island and north to Louise
Is1 and.
Area 2W
A small catch of 161 kg (<1% of total) was reported from this area
with harvesting confined to Louscoone Inlet.
Area 3
This area accounted for 2% (1,667 kg) of the total R.C. catch with
catches reported from Zayas Island.
Area 4
A total of 1,383 kg or around 2% of the B.C. catch were harvested from
this area with catches reported from Oval Bay.
Area 5
Area 5 accounted for 3% of the B.C. catch or 2,201 kg.
reported from both the east and west sides of Banks Island.
Catches were
Area 6
This area again supported the major abalone fishery on the B.C. coast.
Landings of 27,058 kg (33% of total) were reported from this area, with
harvesting from the Estevan Group, Aristazaba1 Island and Price Island.
Area 7
A small catch of 898 kg or 1% of the B.C. catch was reported for this
area with harvesting confined to the McNaughton Group.
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Table 2.
Total annual landings of abalone in B.C. t 1952-1982.
Landi ngs
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Year
(kg)
(1 b)
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
5 t 398
10 t 342
6 t 849
3 t 583
499
953
5 t 307
181
1 t 542
9 t 389
17 t 463
5 t 715
57 t 062
3 t 084
726
862
91
635
16 t 239
6 t441
59 t 602
67 t 131
26 t 308
56 t 699
273 t061
481 t 373
404 t 212
208 t 169
107 t 619
93 t 651
82 t 175
lL900
22 t800
15 t100
7 t800
1,100
2 t 100
11 t700
400
3 t 400
20 t 700
38 t 700
12 t 600
125 t 800
6 t 800
1 t 600
1 t 900
200
1 t400
35 t800
14 t 200
131 t400
148 t OOO
58 t OOO
125 t OOO
602 t OOO
1 t 061 t 250
891 t 138
458 t 937
237 t 260
206 t 470
181 t 166
Total
2 t 012 t 316
4 t436 t421
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Table 3.
Abalone landings by Statistical Area, B.C., 1982.
Area
Catch (kg)
% Of total
13,024
161
13,538
26,723
15.8
0.2
16.5
32.5
2.0
1.7
2.7
12
20
23
24
27
South Coast Total
1,667
1,383
2,201
5,251
27,058
898
1,124
29,080
3,54·1
5,093
8,603
1,000
18
2,866
21,121
32.9
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TOTAL
82,175
100
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2W
2E
Queen Charlotte Islands
Total
3
4
5
North Coas t Total
6
7
10
Central Coast Total
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Fig. 3. Abalone catch by Statistical Area, B.C. 1982.
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Area 10
The first logged landings for Area 10 of 1,124 kg or about 1% of the
catch, were reported in 1982. Harvesting was reported from Smith Sound.
Area 11
This area accounted for 3,541 kg (4% of total) with catches reported
from Allison Harbour.
Area 12
Area 12 accounted for 5,093 kg or 6% of the total B.C. catch in
1982. Catches were reported from the Hope Island area, Malcolm Island,
Port McNeil area, Numas Island and Shelter Bay area.
Area 20
This area supported the major fishery in the South Coast with
8,603 kg harvest reported (10.5% of total). Landings were reported from
Port San Juan and Pedder Bay to Sooke Harbour.
Area 23
Although this area was closed to fishing, a small harvest of 1,000 kg
(1% of total) was reported from the Chain Group, Keena Bay and Mills
Peninsula.
Area 24
This area which was also closed reported a very small catch of 18 kg
from Wickaninnish Island.
Area 27
A reported catch of 2,866 kg (3.5% of total) was harvested from Winter
Harbour.
In 1982, landings were reported for all 26 licences and with the
exception of two licences, all landed over 2,400 kg (Table 4). By taking
advantage of the glaze allowance, 13 licences (50% of total) reported
landings between 3,629 kg and 3,902 kg, which was the maximum allowable
catch on landings of frozen glazed abalone. Nine licences (35% of total)
reported landings of less than 3,175 kg (Table 4). It is noteworthy that
1982 was the first year that the total allowable catch for the B.C. coast
was not harvested.
Although all licences reported landings in 1982, only 22 vessels
actually harvested abalone. This was due to the fact that two vessels
fished two licences each and one vessel fished three licences; thus,
seven abalone quotas were harvested by three vessels.
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Table 4.
Range in abalone landings per licence holder, B.C., 1982.
Landings
(1 b x 1000)
kg
o454
907
1,361
1,814
2,268
2,722
3,175
3,629
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454
907
1,361
1,814
2,268
2,722
3,175
3,629
3,902
Number of
licence holders
% Of licence
holders
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1
1
0
0
6
1
4
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0-2)
(2-3)
(3-4)
(4-5)
(5-6)
(6-7)
(7-8)
(8-8.6)a
TOTAL
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Fig. 4. Abalone fishing effort by Statistical Area, B.C. 1982.
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FISHING EFFORT BY AREA AND VESSEL
Fishing effort by Statistical Area is shown in Figure 4 and Table 5.
The total number of diver days continued to decline in 1982 to 602 days,
down from 702 days in 1981 and the peak level of 2,387 days in 1977. The
catch per unit effort (CPUE), defined as the number of kg of abalone landed
per diver day, varied substantially between areas. The consistently high
producing Area 6 showed little change in CPUE from 1981 (143.0 kg/day)
to 1982 (145.5 kg/day) but showed a decrease in total diver days from
264 to 186 days. A decrease in total diver days was also observed in
Area 2E (from 126 to 116 days) and Area 12 (from 92 to 58 days) but this
was accompanied by a decrease in CPUE. Area 1 showed a large increase in
total diver days, from 5 days in 1981 to 48 days in 1982, and a concurrent
drop in CPUE (from 385 kg/day to 271 kg/day). Area 20 showed a noticeable
increase in both total diver days and CPUE.
Abalone fishing effort by vessel is shown in Table 6. CPUE varied
between vessels and ranged from a high of 301 kg/diver day per vessel to
a low of 58 kg/diver day per vessel. This is similar to the ranges
recorded in previous years (Table 6).
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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The author wishes to thank Sue Farlinger and Paul Sprout for critically
reviewing the manuscript, Mrs. F. Alladina for typing, and Alice Fedorenko for
drafting the figures and preparing the manuscript for publication.
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137.4
82.8
70.3
-
-
-
73.2
116.6
197.3
134.1
130.7
162.0
185.6
"
-
-
152.2
177 .4
261.2
153.1
168.2
108.7
129.0
133.7
122.5
49.9
-
702
-
132.8 b
800+10.5
-
133.4
-
-
76.3
-
63
-
184.3
104.3
184.3
110.3
102.1
143.0
74.1
384.6
384.6
169.2
3
92
-
3
-
-
-
-
47
28
264
24
5
5
126
-
602
19
7
1
71
11
19
58
48
1
116
13
14
33
186
5
136.5
150.8
121.2
142.9
17.5
102.2
186.4
87.8
271.3
161.0
116.7
128.2
98.8
66.7
145.5
179.6
1981
1982
Total CPUE/
Total CPUE/
diver diver
diver diver
day(kg)a days
day(kg)a
days
-
-
-
6
106.3
130+ b 106.8
149.6
7
12
79.7
21
21
48
14
16
104
381
32+ b
2
6
1979
1980
Total CPUE/
Total CPUE/
diver diver
diver diver
day(kg)a days day(kg)a
days
b1,389 kg of unknown fishing effort; CPUE based on remaining catch.
187.0
-
-
168.1
-
-
-
-
44.9
284.6
166.6
214.6
4
16
14
11
-
-
76.4
91.2
91.9
-
-
-
217.8
182.5
185.1
50.7
212.9
174.6
210.7
108.1
6
10
23
-
-
59
80
547
5
30
506
761
101
-
89.4
78.3
89.9
-
199.6
131.6
109.8
-
-
215.5
180.8
233.6
199.6
11
95
16
-
211
75
1, 111
51
470
251
51
1978
Total CPUE/
diver diver
days day(kg)a
aTotal catch/Area/Total diver days.
Total
Mean a
1
2W
2E
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
19
20
23
24
25
26
27
1977
Total CPUE/
diver diver
day(kg)a
days
Abalone fishing effort by Statistical Area, B.C., 1977-1982.
Statistical
Area
Table 5.
.....
w
22
25
21
24
25
25 d
24 e
22 f
481,373
404,212
108,664
99,505
208,169
107,619
93,651
82,175
21,881
16,168
5,174
4,146
8,327
4,305
3,902
3,735
2,389
2,162
653
695
1,348
810.5
702
602
Total
109
86
31
29
54
32
29
27
13- 73
12- 58
10- 78
-
3-327
8-204
8- 54
16- 48
No. diver days
Mean pel; Range per
vessel
vessel
a Total catch/Total vessels.
bTotal diver days/Total vessels.
CTotal catch/Total diver days.
dOne additional licenced vessel burned.
eTwo licences were transferred to other licenced vessels.
f Four licences were transferred to other vessels.
1977
1978
1979 open
quota
total
1980
1981
1982
Area
No. vessels Total Mean catch a
fishing
catch per vessel
(kg)
(kg)
202
187
166
143
154
133
133
136
70-197
50-261
74-385
18-598
-
45-285
51-218
70-349
67-325
58-301
72-340
49-354
49-585
62-282
Catch/diver day (kg)
Range per
Range per
Overall
c
vessel
Statistical Area
mean
Table 6. Mean annual abalone catch per vessel and fishing effort (No. diver days and catch/diver day),
B.C., 1977-1982.
•
~
......
NOTES:
Date
(1)
(ii)
(iii)
-­
Harvesting Location
Diver
Diver Hrs. lbs. harvested
VSJ lG8
Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
202-417 2nd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Diver
I Total
Diver
Diver Hrs.lbs.harvested Diver hrs.lbs.harvested Catch
Return to:
.,
Report sheets must be sUOO1itted on approximately a monthly basis, but can be submitted to coincide with trips.
Sketch maps must accompany reports showing exact locations harvested.
Reports will be confidential.
Stat.
Area
MONTHLY ABALONE REPORT SHEET
Harvest log sUOO1itted by cOlTll1ercial abalone diver, B. C., 1982.
Operator:
Licence N'-o-.- - - - - - - ­
Vessel :
_
Appendh 1:
U'1
......
16
Appendix 2.
Guidelines for the 1982 B.C. abalone fishery.
Licencing requirements for the 1982 abalone fishery
Limited entry will continue for this fishery. In 1982~ the
fishing vessel will be licenced. The licence fee is $200.00 and must
be renewed before fishing. It will be necessary for the 1982 licence
holder to be the registered owner of the designated vessel. At the
present time~ licences and quotas remain non-transferable. However,
this policy is under review and may be revised. Licence holderswill
be advised of any changes in the licence policy. The diving tender
skiff is considered part of the mother vessel's fishing equipment and
will not be licenced when engaged in the abalone fishery. Licence
holders must carry a certification sheet on the vessel while fishing and
the certification sheet must be validated by a Fishery Officer following
unloading of catch.
2.
Renewal of licences for 1983
It will not be necessary to land a minimum abalone catch in the
1982 fishery to be eligible for renewal of an abalone licence in 1983.
1982 abalone season and vessels quotas
3.
The 1982 abalone fishery will begin on February 22, 1982 and
close on December 15, 1982. The total allowable catch of 94,347 kq
(208~000 lb) will be divided equally among the licence holders and'a
quota of 3,629 kg (8~000 lb) will be assigned to each licenced vessel.
There will be no restrictions on the number of divers in this fishery.
4.
Glaze allowance
In 1982, a fixed glaze allowance of 7% will be applied on all
frozen glazed abalone loads. For each load of frozen glazed abalone~
licence holders will be permitted to deduct 7% of this weight to arrive
at an actual or recorded weight (i .e. weight of abalone minus water).
This information should be specified on the certification sheet and on
the abalone log sheets.
NOTE: This does not apply to fresh abalone or to abalone which are frozen
but do not have a glaze. The glaze allowance of 7% will be applied for all
glazed abalone loads in 1982 and no exceptions will be made for loads which
may be more heavily glazed.
5. 0 eration rocedures in the 1982 fisher
a Each abalone licence holder must inform the appropriate
District Office prior to fishing in the area. If there is no answer~
then contact the Operations Room at 666-2185 in Vancouver.
1.
District areas included)
Telephone
Queen Charlotte City 1, 2)
559-44·13
Prince Rupert (3, 4, 5)
624-9137
Kitimat (6, 7~ 8, 9, 10)
632-6158
Port Alberni (21-27)
724-0195
Campbell River (11, 12~ 13)
287-2102
Victoria (20)
388-3252
b) Licence holder must carry a certification sheet provided by the
department~ on the vessel while fishing.
The certification sheet must be
validated by a Fishery Officer following unloading of catch.
c) Log sheets~ accompanied by maps showing exact locations of
abalone harvested~ must be kept on a dai~y basis and be available upon
request by a Fishery Officer. These loqs and maps must be submitted to
the Prince Rupert office on a monthly basis or to coincide with each trip.
d) Sales slips must be submitted for all abalone harvested.
17
Appendix 3.
Commercial abalone area closures, B.C.
1982.
THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE CLOSED BY REGULATION IN THE "PACIFIC SHELLFISH
REGULATIONS" OR BY PUBLIC NOTICE AS DESIGNATED ON LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE
PAGE.
Areas 1, 2E and 2W
Regu1ations- 1)
the waters of Juan Perez Sound and adjacent waters
inside a straight line from Werner Point on Moresby
Island to Ramsay Point on Ramsay Island, thence along
the northerly shoreline of Ramsay Island to Andrew
Point, thence in a straight line to Tuft Island, thence
in a straight line to Fuller Point on Lyell Island,
thence along the southerly shoreline of Lyell Island
to Richardson Point, thence a straight line to Darwin
Point on Moresby Island and thence south along the
shoreline of Moresby Island to the point of commence­
ment (Werner Point).
Regu1ations- 2)
the waters of Renne11 Sound inside a straight line
from Cone Head to C10nard Point.
Regu1ations- 3)
the waters of Skidegate Channel and adjacent areas
(Dawson Inlet, Dawson Harbour, Trounce Inlet), inside
a straight line from Ells Point on Graham Island to
Teenakun Point on Chaat1 Island, thence easterly
along the north shorenne of Chaat1 Island to Exact
Point, thence in a straight line to Demariscous Point
on Moresby Island, thence easterly along the north
shoreline of Moresby Island to McLellan Point (East
Narrows), thence a straight line true north to Graham
Island, thence along the south shoreline of Graham
Island to the point of commencement (Ellis Point).
Regu1ations- 4)
the waters of Tasu Sound and adjacent areas inside
a straight line from Davidson Point to Tasu Head.
Regu1ations- 5)
the waters of Masset Inlet, Masset Sound and McIntyre
Bay inside a straight line from Wiah Point to Skonun
Poi nt.
•
18
Appendix 3 (contld).
Public Notice 6) the waters of Cumshewa Inlet inside a line from
Cumshewa Head to Skedans Point, and including waters of
Carmichael Passage and Selwyn Inlet bounded on the south
by a line from Selwyn Point Light on Moresby Island to
a boundary sign opposite on Talunkwan Island, and on the
east by a line from Nelson Point to Louise Island to
Heming Head on Talunkwan Island.
Public Notice 7) the waters of Virago Sound inside a straight line true
north from Inskip Point to point of interception with
a straight line from Cape Naden to Cape Edensaw hence
westerly along the line between Cape Naden and Cape
Edensaw to Cape Naden.
Public Notice 8) the waters of Skincuttle Inlet and Carpenter Bay
inside a line from Scudder Point on Burnaby Island to
Benjamin Point on Moresby Island and in the north by a
line running tre east from Dolomite Point on Moresby
Island to a point on Burnaby Island.
Area 4
Regulations
•
1) all waters inside a line commencing at Hunt Point on
Porcher Island, thence in a straight line to the most
easterly point of Lucy Island, thence in a straight line
to Triple Island, thence in a straight line to Butter­
worth Rocks, thence in a straight line to Seal Rocks,
thence in a straight line to Welcome Point on Porcher
Island, thence along the northwesterly shore of Porcher
Island to Hunt Point on Porcher Island.
Area 5
1) those waters inside a line commencing at a white fishing
boundary sign on Cape George on Porcher Island and
Public Notice
following a southern shore of Porcher Island to Sparrow­
hawk Point, thence in a straight line in a direction
approximately 155 degrees true to the northwest corner
of McCauley Island, thence following the northwest shore
of McCauley Island to the light on Keswar Point, thence in
a straight line in a direction approximately due
south to an orange fishing boundary sign to the south­
east of the entrance to Keyarko Cove on Banks Island,
thence following the easterly and northerly shores
of Banks Island to the light at the entrance to Larsen
Harbour, thence in a straight line true south to Banks
Island, thence following the westerly shoreline of
Banks Island to Kelp Point, thence in a straight line
true west to the surfline, thence following the surf­
1 i ne northerly to Bon ill a Is 1 and .1 i ght, the nce
following the surfline northerly -to a-' point
bearing Cape George true east, thence in a
straight line true east to Cape George.
Regulations
&
19
Appendix 3 (cont'd).
Area 6
Regulations
1)
inside a line commencing at Blackfly Point on Gil
Island thence following the westerly side of Gil
Island to Fawcett Point, thence in a straight line to
Dogan Point on Campania Island, thence following the
easterly shore of Campania Island to the southerly
extremity of Campania Island, thence in a straight line
to Oswald Point on Rennison Island to the eastern extremity
of Rennison Island, thence in a straight line to Ulrich
Point on Aristazabal Island, thence along the easterly
shore of Aristazabal Island to Lombard Point, thence
in a straight line projected easterly to a white
fishing boundary sign placed on the northwesterly shore
of Price Island, thence along the westerly and northerly
shores of Price Island to a white fishing boundary sign
marking the boundary between Salmon Purse Seine Area
Six and Salmon Purse Seine Area Seven, thence along the
Salmon Purse Seine Six-- Salmon Purse Seine Area Seven
boundary to Split Head on Swindle Island, thence in a
straight line to Erriqal Point on Princess Royal
Island, thence along the southerly shore
of Princess Royal Island to
Hartnell Point, thence in a straight line to the most
southerly extremi~y of Hasting Island, thence along the
easterly shore of Hasting Island to Hilbert Point,
thence in a straight line across Laredo Inlet to Waser
Point on Princess Royal Island, thence following
sinuosities of the westerly shore of Princess Royal
Island to Nelly Point, thence in a straight line to
Maple Point on Gil Island, thence along the northerly
shore of Gil Island to Blackfly Point, the point of
origin.
Area 7
Regulations
1) bounded on the north by a straight line true east from
Jorkins Point on Swindle Island to Dowager Island opposite,
and bounded on the south by a line true west from Keith
Point on Dowager Island to Price Island opposite.
Regulations
2)
bounded on the west from Promise Point on Cecilia
Island along the westerly shore of Cecilia Island to
Rankin Point, thence by a straight line to Providence
Rock near Cape Mark; and bounded on the south by a
straight line to the most northerly point on Limit Island
thence by a straight line to Fingal
.
Point on Princess Alice Island; and bounded on the east
by a straight line to Bush Point on Don Peninsula;
and bounded on the north from Bush Point on Don Penin­
sula along the southwesterly shore of Don Peninsula to
Schubert Point, thence by a straight line to Promise
Point on Cecilia Island opposite.
•
20
Appendix 3 (cont'd).
Area 8
Regu1 at ions
1)
bounded on the north from Bayly Point on Na1u Island
along the southeasterly shore to the most southerly
point of Stirling Island, thence by a line true west to
the surf1ine; bounded on the east by a straight line
from Bayly Point on Na1u Island to Ke1pie Point on
Hecate Island, thence along the easterly shore of Hecate
Island to Experiment Point, thence by a straight line
to Wedgborough Point on Calvert Island; bounded on
the south from Wedgborough Point on Calvert Island
along the northerly shore of Calvert Island to a point
due south of Surf Island, thence by a straight line
to Surf Island, thence by line true west to the surf1ine.
Areas 9 and 10
Regulations
1)
in the water of Salmon Purse Seine Areas 9 and 10
as described the aforementioned regulations.
Southern
Regulations
1)
B.C.
" all waters of Johnstone'Strait, Stait of Georgia,
Strait of Juan de Fuca, or any bay, inlet or other
t ida1 water tri buta ry thereto in the area bounded on
the north by a line drawn from Neville Point to the
westerly entrance to Port Neville Inlet to Hickey
Point Light on Vancouver Island and bounded on the south
by a line drawn from Williams Head through Race Rocks
due south magnetic to the International Boundary.
II
Public Notice 2)
all of Salmon Purse Seine Areas 21,22,23,24 and 26.
-
5,443
-
2,540
-
-
1,814
-
-
4,536
45,476
12,847
2,613
3,196
1,923
13 ,024
-
-
-
-
13,563
14,602
10,208
3,724
6,047
161
-
-
-
1,860
-
227
862
998
4,672
-
2,268
112,037
259,463
101,257
24,874
12,537
21,321
13 ,538
-
6,486
408
12,655
1,588
Statistical Area
5
6
1,667
-
2,143
-
10,185
254
6,388
2,927
2,692
5,186
1,383
-
2,268
4,989
-
4,082
-
-
45
-
-
2,132
3,901
1,134
-
16,783
5,897
9,525
88,450
93,796
88,358
40,478
11 ,309
2,860
2,201
454
6,350
16,329
37,194
33,027
160,380
88,582
49,160
37,755
27,058
14,061
1,814
5,601
10,922
11 ,533
5,166
1,778
898
5,307
-
45
-
-
-
bNo landings recorded.
318
8,845
3,357
7
-
181
1,497
363
4,309
1,179
(+ 91 kg from unknown Area)
4
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
2E
-
2W
-
1
b
•
-
245
-
-
299
553
<.228
907
-
-
-
9
-
8
Annual abalone landings (kq) by Statistical Area 1-10, northern R.C., 1952-1982~
aFrom sales slip records (1952-1977); from loq-book records (1978-1982).
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
YEAR
Appendix 4a.
1,124
-
-
10
I'\)
......
-
45
-
13
-
-
15
-
< 227
6,577
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
45
-
45 1,996
26,580 590 862
1,497
726 816
91
227 -
-
5,398
10,342
6,849
3,538
499
862
5,216
12
2,268
3,175
5,443
861 8,545
459
5,548 17,312
638 14,504
1,828 9,595
3,541
5,093
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-b
-
11
-
-
< 227
-
-
-
3,311
-
-
-
-
91
17
-
-
1,134
-
-
-
19
-
-
-
-
-
1,769
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1,000
-
4,899
6,169
40,007
8,618
1,814
907
1,361
-
-
3,311
<.227
23
680
272
-
-
-
-
Statistical Area
20
21
22
408 5,897 - <227
7,257 <227
3,629 1,361 9,525 <227
- 1,430 - 912 2,115 1,408
281
- 1,047
957
- 4,805
8,603 3,175
953
1,814 1,361
- < 227
-
-
1,588
-
-
-
18
5,080
-
25
45
-
26
-
27
18
-
-
-
2,866
454
- < 227 3,629 907
3,175
2,268 < 227
4,554
2,361
2,332
180
5,718
440
209 1,756
-
20,865
2,268
408
816
-
24
Annual abalone landings (kg) by Statistical Area 11~27) southern B.C.) 1952-1982~
a,b As for Appendix 4a.
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
YEAR
Appendix 4b.
Ir"
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