RECREATIONAL - Salmon
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
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