Interior Fraser Coho stocks have generally seen an increase in productivity and improved survival rates in recent years. Spawner abundances have increased over the last 4 years and the stock status has modestly improved. In 2014 DFO has approved a temporary increase in the allowable exploitation rate on Interior Fraser Coho available to South Coast First Nations, commercial and recreational fisheries. DFO is continuing to undertake a scientific review of available stock and fishery information on coho, and will continue to develop harvest plans so Interior Fraser Coho stocks can meet their recovery objectives. Areas 21 to 27 (inside the surfline) excluding Subarea 27-4 ----------------------------------------------------------- Effective 00:01 hours June 27 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014, you may retain four (4) coho per day, which may be hatchery marked or unmarked. Areas 121 to 127 (outside the surfline) and Subarea 27-4 -------------------------------------------------------- Effective 00:01 hours June 27 until 23:59 hours August 31, 2014, you may retain two (2) coho per day, of which one (1) may be unmarked. Effective 00:01 hours September 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014, you may retain four (4) coho per day, of which one (1) may be unmarked. Please be aware that these limits do not apply to salmon non-retention areas and/or fin-fish closed areas. Please check the DFO website referenced at the bottom of this notice for further information. Management measures may change in season in the offshore areas dependent on South Coast fishing plans. Any changes to coho regulations will be released in a subsequent fishery notice. Refer to the following website link for a description of the Area and Subarea maps and for information on salmon non-retention areas and fishing closures: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html Notes: Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters of British Columbia. Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye. These fish are hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye. 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 labeling 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 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 1-800-465-4336. For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-866-431-FISH (3474). Variation Order No.2014-301. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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