The salmon conservation measures that were put in place due to low flows and high water temperature have been rescinded. Effective immediately, this notice re-opens the 2015 river opportunities in Regions 1-1 to 1-13 with the exception of the Cowichan River. The Cowichan River remains closed at this time. Recent rain events have led to improved flow and temperature conditions in most rivers systems on Vancouver Island. Please be aware that not all river systems in Region 1 (Vancouver Island) are open to salmon angling. Check the recreational fisheries website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html for more information on freshwater fishing opportunities in Region 1. Variation Order 2015-456 is in effect. Notes: Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British Columbia. The term "marked" means a hatchery 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. 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 1-(866) 431-FISH (3474). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact your local Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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