This notice clarifies FN0543 with regards to fishing areas and supercedes FN0543. 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. Areas 11, 111 and Subareas 12-3 to 12-15, 12-17 to 12-48 and 12-16 with the exception of Hardy Bay listed below: ----------------- Effective 00:01 hours June 27 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014, you may retain two (2) coho per day, which may be hatchery marked or unmarked. Subareas 12-1 and 12-2: ----------------------- Effective 00:01 hours June 27 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014, you may retain two (2) coho per day, of which one (1) may be unmarked. Portion of Subarea 12-16 (Hardy Bay): ---------------------------------- Effective 00:01 hours August 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014 in that portion of Subarea 12-16 (Hardy Bay) inside of line from Duval to Daphne Point, you may retain four (4) hatchery marked coho per day. 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. 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 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 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). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada Office.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0550
Sent June 26, 2014 at 1621
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