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Notice Posted: Thursday May 04, 2017


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN1022-RECREATIONAL - SALMON - FINFISH CLOSURE LIFTED - WEST COAST VANCOUVER ISLAND - AREA 25 - TLUPANA INLET


AREA 25 FINFISH CLOSURE LIFTED

Effective immediately, the finfish closure (see FN0957) affecting the following 
waters will be lifted:

- that portion of Subarea 25-5, northerly  of a line beginning at 49 
degrees 46.420 N and 126 degrees 28.625 W then drawn easterly to the opposite 
shore to a point located at 49 degrees 46.344 N and 126 degrees 27.631 W

Variation Order 2015-423 is hereby revoked. Please refer to the BC Tidal Waters 
Sport Fishing Guide for daily and possession limits for all finfish.

Water levels on the Conuma River have returned to seasonal norms. Chinook that 
were prevented access to the river and vulnerable in Moutcha Bay are now able 
to ascend the river. Chinook in the river are in good condition and brood stock 
collection activities for the Conuma hatchery have been successful to date.

VO#. 2015-458

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
 
Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

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).

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1022
Sent September 11, 2015 at 1409