Effective 00:01 hours August 5, 2017 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2017 the daily limit of pink salmon is four (4) per day, in that portion of Chapman Creek upstream of tidal water fishing boundary signs located below the Hwy 101 Bridge to 100 metres below the falls. The falls are located approximately 550 metres upstream of the powerline crossing. Anglers are advised that environmental conditions are deteriorating in many parts of the South Coast, and if river flow levels continue to decline and water temperatures continue to increase, fishery closures may be implemented. Variation Order 2017-403. Notes: Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in 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. Anglers are advised to check http://bcsportfishguide.ca 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. For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-(866)431-FISH(3474). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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