The current status of the Fraser River sockeye salmon return provides for recreational sockeye retention opportunities in Region 2 (Fraser and Harrison Rivers). Effective once hour before sunrise Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 until further notice, in the following waters, the daily limit for recreationally caught sockeye is two (2) per day: - Fraser River waters in Region 2(non-tidal Fraser River); and - that portion of the Harrison River downstream of the Highway 7 Bridge to the confluence with the Fraser River. Anglers are reminded that fishing is allowed during daylight hours only. Daylight hours only refers to one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset as calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily in the Vancouver Sun and Province. VO No. 2014-354 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 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. 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). 7. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the local DFO office in your area for updated information as it becomes available.
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