Fishery Notice

FN1040-Region 1 - Cowichan River

Based on current coho and chum escapement levels to the Cowichan River the 
retention limit for coho is varied to 1/day greater than 25 cm, either wild or 
hatchery, and the retention of chum is varied to 2/day in the following portion 
of the Cowichan River:

Downstream from the Mile 66 Trestle Bridge to the to the Highway No. 1 Bridge 
(Silver Bridge). This is the typical boundary for this opening.

This opening is in effect 00:01 November 1, 2013 until 23:59 December 31, 2013. 
Chinook retention is not permitted due to low returns.

Variation Order Number: 2013-483 and 2013-484
Anglers are further reminded of the following:
" The use of single barbless hooks is mandatory in all streams in Region 1;
" All foul hooked (ie: hooked other than in the mouth) must be returned to the 
river immediately;

Please refer to the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for 
further restrictions and information when fishing in the non-tidal waters of 
British Columbia, or contact your nearest Fish and Wildlife Office (Nanaimo 751-
3100), or Department of Fisheries and Oceans Office (Duncan 746-6221).

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 (866) 431-

Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers provides critical 
information for coast-wide stock assessment.  Sport anglers are reminded to 
label and submit heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon to 
Salmon Head Recovery Depots. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program at 
(866) 483-9994 for further information. 

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office - Duncan (250) 746-6221. 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1040
Sent October 22, 2013 at 1037