Fishery Notice

FN1029-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Harrison River: Non - Retention of Chinook Salmon

Effective immediately until further notice, you may not retain chinook salmon 
on the Harrison River in Region 2.

The 2016 forecast estimate of terminal abundance to the Harrison River is 
33,000 chinook.  This value is well below the escapement goal for this stock 
which is a range of 75,100 to 98,500 spawners.  Harrison River chinook are one 
of the few stocks that have an escapement goal under the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Variation Order Number: 2016-424


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

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.  

Anglers are advised to check
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).


Barbara Mueller 
DFO Lower Fraser Area
Tel: (604)666-2370

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1029
Sent September 23, 2016 at 1042