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 the Fraser River Region 2 (Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge) recreational fisheries until July 27, 2014. Currently in effect until 23:59 hours July 15, 2014, there is no fishing for salmon in Region 2 (Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge). Effective 00:01 hours July 16, 2014 to 23:59 hours July 27, 2014 in Region 2 (Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge), the daily limit for wild or hatchery marked chinook salmon is one (1) chinook salmon per day with a maximum size limit of 77 cm (fork length). VO# 2014-120 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 - FN0500
Sent June 18, 2014 at 0916
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