Based on current coho and chum escapement levels to the Cowichan River the retention limit for coho is varied to 1/day greater than 25 cm, either wild or hatchery, and the retention of chum is varied to 2/day in the following portion of the Cowichan River: Downstream from the Mile 66 Trestle Bridge to the to the Highway No. 1 Bridge (Silver Bridge). This is the typical boundary for this opening. This opening is in effect 00:01 November 1, 2013 until 23:59 December 31, 2013. Chinook retention is not permitted due to low returns. Variation Order Number: 2013-483 and 2013-484 : FOR MORE INFORMATION: Anglers are further reminded of the following: " The use of single barbless hooks is mandatory in all streams in Region 1; " All foul hooked (ie: hooked other than in the mouth) must be returned to the river immediately; Please refer to the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for further restrictions and information when fishing in the non-tidal waters of British Columbia, or contact your nearest Fish and Wildlife Office (Nanaimo 751- 3100), or Department of Fisheries and Oceans Office (Duncan 746-6221). Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line at (800) 465-4336. For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at (866) 431- FISH. Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment. Sport anglers are reminded to label and submit heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon to Salmon Head Recovery Depots. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program at (866) 483-9994 for further information. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office - Duncan (250) 746-6221.
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