Fishery Notice

FN0929-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Pink - Areas 17, 18 and 29 - Management Actions effective September 12, 2017

From  23:59 hours September 12, 2017 and until further notice there will be no 
pink salmon retention in Subareas 17-10 to 17-12, 18-1 and the following 
portions of Area 29: Subareas 29-2 to 29-5, 29-8 and 29-6, 29-7, 29-9, and 29-
10 (Fraser River mouth)

The current run size estimates of Fraser River pink salmon have resulted in no 
Commercial Total Allowable Catch (TAC) available at this time.  As a result, 
additional management actions are being implemented to protect migrating Fraser 
pink salmon stocks.  

Variation order 2017-466

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British 

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 for fishing closures and other recreational fishing 

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at 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).


Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0929
Sent September 11, 2017 at 1344