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Notice Posted: Thursday May 04, 2017


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0628-Recreational - Salmon: Region 2 non-tidal Fraser River - Extension of no fishing for salmon.


Further to FN0523, the Department will be managing fisheries based on 
management zone 1 (i.e. returns to the Fraser below or equal to 45,000 
chinook).  

Effective dates:  Immediately until July 31, 2016.

Waters:  The Fraser River in Region 2 (from the downstream side of the CPR 
Bridge at Mission, BC to the downstream side of the Alexandra Bridge).

Management measure:  You may not fish for salmon.

Adjustments to management actions may be required to account for adverse 
environmental conditions and associated uncertainties.  

Management actions starting August 1, 2016 will be announced in a separate 
fishery notice. 

VARIATION ORDER NUMBER: 2016-302.

Notes:

Single barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters 
of British Columbia.  

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).

Anglers are advised to check:
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html
for fishing closures and other recreational fishing 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 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:

Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0628
Sent July 7, 2016 at 1556