The salmon conservation measures that were put in place due to low flows and high water temperature have been rescinded. Effective September 14, 2015 at 00:01 hours until further notice, all non-tidal rivers, streams and sloughs in management units 2-2 to 2-12 and 2-16 to 2-19 will re-open to angling, with the exception of the Seymour River. The Seymour River remains closed at this time. Recent rain events have led to improved flow and temperature conditions in most rivers systems in Region 2. Please be aware that not all river systems in Region 2 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 2. Variation Order 2015-448 is in effect. Notes: Single, barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-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. If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non- Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia. Visit the provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online. (www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/licences) 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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