400 m - away from killer whales south of Ucluelet and Campbell River
(400 yards in front or behind SRKW, 300 yards beside SRKW - USA law).
200 m - away from killer whales in all other parts of BC.
200 m - away from cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) resting or with calf.
100 m - away from all other cetaceans (100 yards from other marine mammals - USA law).
1.) Swiftsure Bank - July 16 until October 31.
2.) Strait of Juan de Fuca - August 1 until October 31.
3.) Southern Gulf Islands - July 4 until October 31
(based on first confirmed presence of Southern Resident killer whales).
1.) Swiftsure Bank - June 1 until November 30.
Southern Gulf Islands - June 1 until November 30:
2.) West Side - North Pender Island.
3.) East Point - Saturna Island.
Stop fishing - do not haul gear within 1000 m of killer whales.
Less than 7 knots - within 1000 m of the nearest marine mammal (1/2 mile SRKW - USA law).
Turn off echo sounders - and fish finders when not in use.
Idle and allow animals to pass - if your vessel is not in compliance with distance regulations.
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