Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
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


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 

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

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