Further to FN0496 which confirmed the predicted return of Fraser River Spring and Summer 5-2 chinook returns to the Fraser River is in management zone 2, the following management actions will be implemented in Area 29 recreational fisheries until July 27, 2014. Tidal Waters of the Fraser River (Subareas 29-11 to 29-17): Currently in effect until 23:59 hours July 15, 2014 there is no fishing for salmon in Subareas 29-11 to 29-17 (Tidal Waters of the Fraser River). Effective 00:01 hours July 16, 2014 to 23:59 hours July 27, 2014 in Subareas 29- 11 to 29-17 (Tidal Waters of the Fraser River), the daily limit for wild or hatchery marked chinook salmon is one(1) chinook salmon per day. "Mouth" of the Fraser River (Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10): Currently in effect to 23:59 hours July 15, 2014 chinook salmon cannot be retained in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10. Effective 00:01 hours July 16, 2014 to 23:59 hours July 27, 2014 in Subareas 29- 6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10, the daily limit for wild or hatchery marked chinook salmon is two (2) chinook salmon per day with a minimum size limit of 62 cm (fork length). VO# 2014-288 and 133 Notes: Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters of British Columbia. The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information. Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all fin fishing. Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing information, can be found on the Internet at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected to the internet at https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence". 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 1-(866)431-FISH (3474). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the local DFO office in your area or Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager at 604-666-2370.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0499
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