Amendment to FN0499: The full corrected version of the notice follows. 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, please note the following: In Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10: Fraser River mouth (known as "the banana") the following management actions, that apply to chinook salmon fishing only, are in effect during the dates and times listed below. Currently in effect until 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 until 23:59 hours July 27, 2014 in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10, the daily limit is two (2) chinook salmon (hatchery marked or wild) with a minimum length of 62 cm and a maximum length of 77 cm. Effective 00:01 hours July 28, 2014 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014 in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10, the daily limit is two (2) chinook salmon (hatchery marked or wild) with a minimum length of 62 cm. VO# 2014-288, 133 and 310 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 - FN0599
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