Due to increased fishing pressure over the last few decades, DFO has closed many areas to rockfish harvesting. Most of these closures forbid any fishing for fin fish. The entire inside limit of the broken group is one of these areas. Most local species of rockfish are very slow growing [at two pounds some are as much as 30 years old] . As a result they must have several decades if they are to be allowed to recouver. If they are caught incidently [while angling for other species] and brought to the surface from a depth greater than 40 feet or so, they usually will not survive if released. Please give this some thought before you decide to" live off the land" while paddling There is a good deal more info on the DFO website.