Further to FN0657, this is to advise of changes to waters open to fishing for pink salmon. Effective dates: Effective 00:01 hours August 1, 2017 until further notice, there is no fishing for pink salmon in the following waters: Mamquam and Cheakamus Rivers, and Squamish River above the powerline at 9 mile. Squamish River below the powerline at 9 mile remains open to the retention of pink salmon with a daily limit of one (1) per day until further notice. Variation Order number 2017-379 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 in 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 are 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 Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370 or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0749
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