CHN Fisheries Management Directions – UPDATED AND REVISED (June 13, 2019)

COUNCIL OF THE HAIDA NATION

FISHERIES MANAGEMENT DIRECTIONS

FOR THE GWAII HAANAS HAIDA HERITAGE SITE

UPDATED AND REVISED – Dated 13 June 2019

 These directions amend the “Council of the Haida Nation Fisheries Management Directions for the Gwaii Haanas Haida Heritage Site (dated 30 April 2019)” to adjust coordinates and present fisheries closures in a user-friendly format. The full corrected directions follow.

AUTHORITY

Gwaii Haanas, including the land and the sea, is subject to the collective and individual rights of the Haida citizens, the sovereignty of the Hereditary Chiefs, and jurisdiction of the Council of the Haida Nation. The Haida Nation owns these lands and waters by virtue of heredity, subject to the laws of the Constitution of the Haida Nation and the legislative jurisdiction of the Haida House of Assembly.

The Haida Nation has designated and managed Gwaii Haanas as the “Gwaii Haanas Haida Heritage Site”, and thereby will maintain the area in its natural state while continuing a traditional way of life for countless generations. In this way the Haida Nation will sustain the continuity of Haida culture while allowing for the enjoyment of visitors in Gwaii Haanas.

MANAGEMENT

The Gwaii Haanas Archipelago Management Board (AMB) recently completed the Gwaii Haanas Gina ’Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan (2018). The plan increases protection of the marine area, confirms and strengthens the role of the AMB in fisheries management, and commits to managing all fisheries to the highest standard using an ecosystem-based management (EBM) framework.

Zoning of marine areas in the plan, including strict protection and multiple use zones, determines where fisheries can occur, and the EBM Framework determines the conditions under which they can occur. Together they inform AMB direction for fisheries management in Gwaii Haanas.

With approval of the plan, zoning for Gwaii Haanas is complete. The Haida Nation and Canada have agreed that fisheries closures for Gwaii Haanas will be implemented using Haida and federal tools, processes and authorities.

Work on the EBM framework is ongoing. The AMB are aiming to complete the framework (including the identification of specific, measurable objectives and a process to evaluate Gwaii Haanas fisheries against these objectives) by 2020. All fisheries in Gwaii Haanas are expected to be evaluated by 2021.

This document implements the strict protection zones approved in the Gina ’Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan (2018) under Haida authority provided by the Constitution of the Haida Nation (2018) and the Gwaii Haanas Marine Agreement (2010). When the EBM framework and evaluation is complete, additional fisheries management directions applicable to the multiple use zones in Gwaii Haanas may also be implemented.

FISHERIES CLOSURES

Effective May 1, 2019, all commercial and recreational fishing will be prohibited in the strict protection zones identified in the Gwaii Haanas Gina ’Waadluxan KilGuhlGa Land-Sea-People Management Plan (2018).

This includes the following commercial and recreational fishing activities:

  • all salmon by gill net, purse seine net and hook and line;
  • all pelagics by gill net, purse seine net and hook and line including: tuna, herring, sardine;
  • all invertebrates by diving, gill net, hand picking, hook and line, seine, trap and trawl net including: geoduck and horse clams, red sea urchin, green sea urchin, sea cucumber, euphausiid, intertidal clam, razor clam, shrimp, prawn, Pacific oyster, crab, scallop, octopus;
  • all groundfish by trap, mid-water trawl, bottom trawl, hook and line and jigging including: sablefish, halibut, rockfish, lingcod, dogfish, skate, sole, turbot, hake, cod and pollock.

These directions do not apply to Haida traditionally based use in Gwaii Haanas. Traditionally based use is allowed in all zones in Gwaii Haanas, consistent with the Constitution of the Haida Nation and section 35 of the Constitution Act.

These closures will be in effect until further notice.    

GWAII HAANAS GINA ’WAADLUXAN KILGUHLGA LAND-SEA-PEOPLE MANAGEMENT PLAN Final Zoning (Nov. 2018) – Fisheries Closures in Strict Protection Zones

  1. Those waters of Subareas 2-38 to 2-41 and 142-1 inside a line:

commencing at

52°23.311’N, 131°35.794’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northwesterly to

52°23.340’N, 131°35.859’W

GuuGaalas Gwaay (south Gowdas Islands)

thence northerly following the shoreline

52°23.489’N, 131°36.092’W

GuuGaalas Gwaay (south Gowdas Islands)

thence southwesterly

52°18.982’N, 131°43.957’W

in water

thence northwesterly to

52°38.114’N, 132°10.004’W

in water

thence southeasterly to

52°38.177’N, 131°56.374’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

Thence southerly following the western shoreline of T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island) to the beginning point. [Kun Skuujii sda GawGaay.ya (Kwoon Cove to Gowgaia Bay)]

  1. Those waters of Subareas 2-31 and 142-1 inside a line:

commencing at

52°07.210’N, 131°15.838’W

point on the western shoreline of T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence easterly following the shoreline to

52°07.440’N, 131°14.307’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence southeasterly to

52°06.468’N, 131°10.300’W

point on the northern shoreline of K’il (Flatrock Island)

thence easterly following the shoreline to

52°06.388’N, 131°10.079’W

K’il (Flatrock Island)

thence southeasterly to

52°06.018’N, 131°09.391’W

westernmost point of Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence southerly following the shoreline to

52°05.884’N, 131°09.283’W

Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence southeasterly to

52°05.806’N, 131°09.208’W

Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence easterly following the shoreline to

52°05.787’N, 131°09.097’W

Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence easterly to

52°05.788’N, 131°08.938’W

Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence southeasterly following the shoreline to

52°05.778’N, 131°08.861’W

Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence southeasterly to

52°05.741’N, 131°08.788’W

Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence southeasterly following the shoreline to

52°05.708’N, 131°08.697’W

Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence easterly across the channel to

52°05.709’N, 131°08.673’W

Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence southerly following the shoreline to

52°05.468’N, 131°08.425’W

of Sii.niihl Gwaay.yaay (Gordon Islands)

thence southeasterly to

52°04.414’N, 131°07.720’W

Gangxid Gwaay.yaay (Kunghit Island)

thence northerly and southerly following the shoreline to

52°04.366’N, 131° 07.720’W

Gangxid Gwaay.yaay (Kunghit Island)

thence southwesterly to

52°03.175’N, 131°14.399’W

in water

thence northwesterly to

52°05.826’N, 131°17.913’W

in water

Thence northeasterly back to the beginning point. [SGang Gwaay (Wailing Island)]

  1. Those waters of Subareas 2-19, 102-3, 130-3 and 142-1 inside a line:

commencing at

51°57.689’N, 131°03.375’W

point on the western shoreline of Gangxid Tllgaay (South Kunghit Island)

thence easterly following the southern shoreline to

52°00.343’N, 130°59.788’W

Gangxid Tllgaay (South Kunghit Island)

thence southeasterly to

51°50.159’N, 130°53.207’W

in water

thence southwesterly to

51°47.954’N, 130°53.613’W

in water

thence northwesterly to

51°54.927’N, 131°07.801’W

in water

Thence northeasterly to the beginning point. [Gangxid Tllgaay (South Kunghit Island)]

  1. Those waters of Subareas 102-2 and 102-3 inside a line:

commencing at

52°04.541’N, 130°56.293’W

point on land of Kildaga T’awts’iiGaay (islet)

thence following the shoreline of the islet to 

52°04.598’N, 130°56.368’W

Kildaga T’awts’iiGaay (islet)

thence northwesterly to

52°04.652’N, 130°56.414’W

eastern shoreline of Gangxid Gwaay.yaay (Kunghit Island)

thence northerly following the eastern shoreline to

52°05.734’N, 130°56.365’W

Gangxid Gwaay.yaay (Kunghit Island)

thence northeasterly to

52°10.225’N, 130°49.512’W

in water

thence southwesterly to

52°02.632’N, 130°50.910’W

in water

Thence northwesterly back to the beginning point. [Gangxid Xyuu Kun sda Kan ’Láas Kun (Lyman Point to Receiver Point)]

  1. Those waters of Subareas 2-17, 2-18 and 102-2 inside a line:

commencing at

52°10.262’N, 131°01.993’W

point on the eastern shoreline of T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northerly following the eastern shoreline to

52°13.232’N, 131°00.777’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northeasterly to

52°17.724’N, 130°55.078’W

in water

thence southeasterly to

52°12.476’N, 130°49.103’W

in water

Thence southwesterly back to the beginning point. [Kayjuu Kun (Benjamin Point)]

6a.  Those waters of Subarea 2-37 north of a line:

drawn from 

52°14.455’N, 131°22.232’W

point on T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence southeasterly across St’aa K’ii GawGa (Flamingo Inlet) to a point on land on the opposite shore at

52°14.228’N, 131°21.503’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

[St’aa K’ii GawGa (Flamingo Inlet) – Head]

6b.  Those waters of Subarea 2-34 north of a line:

drawn from

52°11.841’N, 131°15.670’W

point on land on T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northeasterly across the inlet to a point on the opposite shoreline of GawGajaang (Louscoone Inlet) at

52°12.245’N, 131°14.568’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

[GawGajaang (Louscoone Inlet) – Head]

6c. Those waters of Subarea 2-18 north of a line:

drawn from

52°11.327’N, 131°08.370’W

western shoreline of K’insiGid (Rose Inlet) on T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence easterly across the inlet to a point on the opposite shore at

52°11.328’N, 131°07.115’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

[K’insiGid (Rose Inlet) – Head]

6d. Those waters of Subarea 2-15 south of a line:

drawn from

52°15.732’N, 131°15.643’W

western shoreline of  GawGan (Huston Inlet)

thence northeasterly across the inlet to a point on the opposite shore at

52°16.111’N, 131°14.231’W

GawGan (Huston Inlet)

[GawGan (Huston Inlet) – Head]

  1. Those waters of Subareas 2-13 to 2-16 and 102-2 inside a line:

commencing at

52°26.521’N, 131°14.153’W

point on the eastern shoreline of SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island)

thence southeasterly to

52°25.980’N, 131°04.477’W

in water

thence southeasterly to

52°22.825’N, 131°00.885’W

in water

thence southwesterly to

52°18.124’N, 131°18.347’W

point on the eastern shoreline of T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northerly following the eastern shoreline to

52°23.055’N, 131°23.441’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northeasterly to the western shoreline

52°23.082’N, 131°22.916’W

Gwaay GudgiiGaagid (Kat Island)

thence easterly following the southern shoreline

52°23.147’N, 131°22.260’W

Gwaay GudgiiGaagid (Kat Island)

thence northeasterly to

52°23.276’N, 131°21.333’W

SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island)

thence southerly following the western shoreline

52°20.949’N, 131°15.569’W

SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island)

thence northeasterly to

52°22.315’N, 131°14.689’W

easternmost point of SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island)

thence northerly following the shoreline to

52°22.377’N, 131°14.683’W

SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island)

thence northwesterly to

52°24.494’N, 131°15.832’W

point on the eastern shoreline of SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island)

Thence following the eastern shoreline to the beginning point. [Suu Kaahlii sda SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Skincuttle Inlet to Burnaby Island)]

Those waters of Subarea 2-14 south of a line:

drawn from

52°22.764’N, 131°18.249’W

point on the shoreline of SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island) in Gid Gwaa GyaaGa GawGa (Poole Inlet)

thence southeasterly across the inlet to a point on the opposite shore at

52°22.505’N, 131°17.665’W

shoreline of SGwaay Kun Gwaay.yaay (Burnaby Island) in Gid Gwaa GyaaGa GawGa (Poole Inlet)

[Gid Gwaa GyaaGa GawGa (Poole Inlet)]

  1. Those waters of Subareas 2-12 and 2-13 inside a line:

commencing at

52°30.038’N, 131°28.071’W

eastern shoreline of T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence southeasterly to

52°29.081’N, 131°24.042’W

Gwaay Guusdagang (All Alone Stone Island)

thence southeasterly to

52°28.066’N, 131°21.772’W

point on the northern shoreline of Gaaduu Gwaay (Huxley Island)

thence southerly following the western shoreline

52°25.934’N, 131°21.927’W

Gaaduu Gwaay (Huxley Island)

thence southwesterly to

52°25.435’N, 131°22.425’W

northern shoreline of GaysiiGas K’iidsii Gwaay (Section Island)

thence westerly following the northern shoreline to

52°25.460’N, 131°22.513’W

GaysiiGas K’iidsii Gwaay (Section Island)

thence northwesterly to

52°26.039’N, 131°25.343’W

point on the eastern shoreline of T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northerly following the eastern shoreline

52°28.460’N, 131°27.972’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

Thence northerly to the beginning point. [Kuuniisii Xaw GawGa sda Gaaduu Gwaay (Matheson Inlet to Huxley Island)]

  1. Those waters of Subareas 2-11 and 102-2 inside a line:

commencing at

52°42.074’N, 131°26.535’W

eastern shoreline of Tllga Kun Gwaay.yaay (Lyell Island)

thence southeasterly to

52°41.073’N, 131°14.523’W

in water

thence southeasterly to

52°38.666’N, 131°12.987’W

in water

thence southwesterly to

52°35.106’N, 131°22.254’W

northern shoreline of Xiina Gwaay.yaay (Ramsay Island)

thence following the northern shoreline to

 52°34.964’N, 131°22.963’W

northern shoreline of Xiina Gwaay.yaay (Ramsay Island)

thence southwesterly across to

52°34.116’N, 131°25.603’W

point on northern shoreline of Xiina Gwaay.yaay (Ramsay Island)

thence southwesterly across to

52°33.844’N, 131°26.324’W

point on northern shoreline of Xiina Gwaay.yaay (Ramsay Island)

thence southwesterly to

52°31.498’N, 131°30.354’W

point on Gandaawuu.ngaay Gwaay.yaay (Marco Island)

thence northwesterly to

52°32.405’N, 131°32.946’W

point on Gandaawuu.ngaay Gwaayts’idaay (Hoskins Islets)

thence following the northern shoreline

52°32.435’N, 131°33.055’W

northern shoreline of Gandaawuu.ngaay Gwaayts’idaay (Hoskins Islets)

thence southwesterly to

52°32.211’N, 131°34.475’W

point on the eastern shoreline of T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence westerly following the eastern shoreline around to

52°32.956’N, 131°37.729’W

T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northeasterly to

52°34.143’N, 131°33.379’W

point on the shoreline of Kingts’ii Gwaay.yaay (Bischof Islands)

thence northeasterly following the southeastern shoreline to

52°34.340’N, 131°33.098’W

Kingts’ii Gwaay.yaay (Bischof Islands)

thence northeasterly to

52°34.530’N, 131°32.890’W

point on an islet

thence northeasterly to

52°35.767’N, 131°32.891’W

point on the southern shoreline of Tllga Kun Gwaay.yaay (Lyell Island)

 

Thence easterly and northerly following the shoreline of Tllga Kun Gwaay.yaay (Lyell Island) to the beginning point. [Gandaawuu.ngaay Xyangs sda Tllga Kun Gwaay.yaay (Juan Perez Sound to Lyell Island)]

  1. Those waters of Subarea 2-10 inside a line:

commencing at

52°40.053’N, 131°42.328’W

point on land on Shuttle Island

thence northeasterly to

52°40.466’N, 131°41.105’W

point on the western shoreline of Tllga Kun Gwaay.yaay (Lyell Island)

thence southerly following the western shoreline to

52°37.301’N and 131°38.800’W

Tllga Kun Gwaay.yaay (Lyell Island)

thence northwesterly to

52°38.522’N, 131°41.409’W

point on land of Gwaay DaaGaaw (Shuttle Island)

Thence following the eastern shoreline of Shuttle Island to the beginning point. [Didxwahxyangs (Darwin Sound)]

  1. Those waters of Subareas of 2-7 and 2-8 inside a line:

commencing at

52°48.570’N, 131°39.433’W

point on the eastern shoreline of T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

thence northeasterly to

52°49.383’N, 131° 29.039’W

in water

thence southeasterly to

52°48.148’N, 131°28.849’W

in water

thence southwesterly to

52°44.898’N, 131°34.035’W

in water

thence northwesterly to

52°45.113’N, 131°34.125’W

shoreline of K’ang.Guu Gwaay.yaay (Kunga Island

thence following the northern shoreline to

52°45.220’N, 131°35.574’W

K’ang.Guu Gwaay.yaay (Kunga Island)

thence southwesterly to

52°45.002’N, 131°36.770’W

point on T’aanuu Gwaay (Tanu Island)

thence northerly following the eastern shoreline

52°46.725’N, 131°38.878’W

T’aanuu Gwaay (Tanu Island)

thence northwesterly across to

52°47.837’N, 131°39.371’W

point on T’aaxwii XaaydaGa Gwaay.yaay iinaGwaay (Moresby Island)

Thence northerly following the eastern shoreline to the beginning point. [T’aanuu K’aadxwah Xyangs sda Gwaay Xaa’ans (Klue Passage to Lost Islands)]

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