Water levels in many systems in the Thompson and Shuswap are extremely low and temperatures in many cases are reaching lethal limits for migrating salmon. Predictions are that above average summer air temperatures and reduced precipitation will continue, and likely will further contribute to elevated stream temperatures throughout Region 3 and 8 in the Thompson and Okanagan areas Effective immediately, all waters in Region 3 and Region 8 are closed to fishing for all salmon species until further notice. Variation Orders: 2015-358 and 2015-359. Notes: The Department will continue to monitor environmental conditions to help inform future fisheries management decisions and fishing opportunities; updated information will be announced by fishery notice. 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 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277). For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-(866)431-FISH (3474) For more information: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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