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Notice Posted: Thursday May 04, 2017


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0986-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Area 29 - Tidal Waters of the Fraser River - Salmon Opportunities


Waters:  Tidal waters of the Fraser River (downstream edge of the CPR Bridge at 
Mission to the mouth).

Management measures:

Effective Monday, September 19, 2016 until Friday, October 7, 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 four (4).
- You may not fish for coho salmon or sockeye salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

Effective Saturday, October 8, 2016 until 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 four (4).
- The daily limit for coho salmon is two (2) hatchery marked only.  You may not 
retain wild coho.

In the tidal Fraser River, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour 
before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

Variation Order Number: 2016-407

Notes:

Single, barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in Fraser River 
tidal waters.

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.

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.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm 
or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence".

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 - FN0986
Sent September 13, 2016 at 1407