The current status of the Fraser River sockeye salmon return provides for recreational sockeye retention opportunities in portions of Area 29: Effective at 00:01 hours Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 until further notice, the retention of sockeye is permitted with a daily limit of four (4) per day in those waters open to salmon fishing, in the following Subareas: - Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9, 29-10 and 29-11 to 29-17 (Mouth of Fraser River upstream to Mission). Sockeye retention is currently not permitted in those waters of the Fraser River in Region 2 (non-tidal Fraser River). Sockeye retention is not permitted in Subarea 29-8 (Boundary Bay). The next update regarding the status of the recreational sockeye retention fishery will be on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 following the Fraser River Panel meeting. VO No. 2014-350 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 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 for updated information as it becomes available.
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