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Notice Posted: Thursday May 04, 2017


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0985-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Region 2 - Non-Tidal Fraser River - Salmon Opportunities


The recreational fishery for salmon in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River 
will open with the management measures noted below.

Waters:  The Fraser River in Region 2 from the downstream side of the CPR 
Bridge at Mission, BC to the Highway 1 Bridge at Hope, BC.

Management Measures:  

Effective Monday, September 19, 2016 until Monday, October 10, 2016: 

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 
62 cm.
- The daily limit for chum salmon is two (2).
- You may not fish for coho salmon or sockeye salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

Effective Tuesday, October 11, 2016 until Saturday, December 31, 2016:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 
62 cm.
- The daily limit for chum salmon is two (2).
- The daily limit for coho salmon is two (2) hatchery marked fish only.  You 
may not retain wild coho.

Waters:  The Fraser River in Region 2 from the Highway 1 Bridge at Hope, BC to 
the confluence with Sawmill Creek.

Management Measures:  

Effective Monday, September 19, 2016 until Saturday, October 15, 2016: 

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 
62 cm.
- You may not fish for coho salmon or sockeye salmon.
- You may not retain chum salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

Effective Sunday, October 16, 2016 until Saturday, December 31, 2016:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 
62 cm.
- The daily limit for coho salmon is two (2) hatchery marked fish only.  You 
may not retain wild coho.
- You may not retain chum salmon.

Waters:  The Fraser River in Region 2 upstream of the confluence with Sawmill 
Creek.

Management Measures:  You may not fish for salmon.

Reminder:  In Region 2, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour 
before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

Variation Order Numbers: 2016-405, 2016-406

Notes:

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

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters and 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)

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 - FN0985
Sent September 13, 2016 at 1401