This notice clarifies FN0542 with regards to fishing areas and supercedes FN0542. The full text follows. 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. Unless otherwise specified below, the daily limit for coho in Area 20 and Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 remains at two (2) per day, hatchery marked only. Area 20 and Subareas 19-1 to 19-4, except for the specific area measures noted below ----------------------------------- Effective 00:01 hours September 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014, you may retain two (2) coho per day, of which one (1) may be unmarked. Subarea 20-2 and a portion of Subarea 20-1 (Port San Juan Light) -------------------------------------------- Effective 00:01 hours September 5 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014 in Subarea 20-2 and a portion of Subarea 20-1 shoreward of a line between a square white boundary sign at Owen Point, the Port San Juan Light and Whistle Buoy, and San Juan Point, you may retain four (4) coho per day, two (2) of which may be wild (unmarked). Portion of Subarea 20-1 (Port San Juan Light), Subareas 20-3 to 20-7 ----------------------------------------- Effective 00:01 hours October 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014 in that portion of Subarea 20-1 (seaward of a line between a square white boundary sign at Owen Point, the Port San Juan Light and Whistle Buoy, and San Juan Point) and Subareas 20-3 to 20-7, you may retain four (4) coho per day, one (1) of which may be wild (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. 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 Variation Order No. 2014-301. 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 " marked" means a hatchery 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).
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0549
Sent June 26, 2014 at 1616
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