Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014, you may retain one (1) coho per day (wild or hatchery marked) on the Cowichan River downstream from the Mile 66 Trestle Bridge to the to the Highway No. 1 Bridge (Silver Bridge). This is the typical boundary for this opening. The minimum size limit for retained coho is 25 cm fork length. This fishery is assumed to have a low impact on chinook salmon. The retention of chinook salmon is not permitted. The use of single barbless hooks is mandatory in all streams in Region 1. All foul hooked (ie: hooked other than in the mouth) must be returned to the river immediately. Variation Order Number: 2014-508 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please refer to the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for further restrictions and information when fishing in the non-tidal waters of British Columbia, or contact your nearest Fish and Wildlife Office (Nanaimo 751- 3100), or Department of Fisheries and Oceans Office (Duncan 746-6221). 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 (866) 431- FISH. Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment. Sport anglers are reminded to label and submit heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon to Salmon Head Recovery Depots. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program at (866) 483-9994 for further information. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office - Duncan (250) 746-6221.
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