Effective immediately until further notice the daily limit of chinook salmon is 2 per day, with a minimum size limit of 45 cm. in the following areas of Alberni Inlet: Those portions of Alberni Inlet south of a line drawn from the boundary sign at 49 degrees 14.190N and 124 degrees 50.230W to the southern tip of Hoik Island then to the flashing green light at the mouth of the Somass River, then due east to a boundary sign on the opposite shore, and north of a line drawn from Hocking Point 127 degrees true to a boundary sign on the opposite shore. Variation Orders: 2014-392. 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. 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 Brad Beaith, Fisheries and Oceans Canada 250-756-7190 pr the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada Office.
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