Pending completion of the 2014/15 Southern BC Salmon IFMP, the Department is planning to continue managing Fraser Spring and Summer 52 chinook with zone 1 (less than 45 thousand return to the mouth of the Fraser) management actions. A final decision will be outlined in the 2014/15 IFMP. An update on these management measures will be announced in a subsequent fishery notice. Management measures for the recreational fishery in portions of Areas 19 and 20 are outlined below. June 14 to July 18, 2014 management actions: Effective 00:01 hrs Saturday, June 14 until 23:59 hrs Friday, July 18, 2014 in Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 and Subarea 20-5 (those waters near Victoria between Cadboro Pt to Sheringham Pt.), the daily limit is two (2) chinook salmon per day which may be wild or hatchery marked between 45 cm and 85 cm or hatchery marked greater than 85 cm in length. The minimum size limit in these areas is 45 cm in length. Notes: Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters of British Columbia. Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye. These fish are hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye. The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the voluntary 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 at (866) 483-9994 for further information. Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all fin fishing. Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing information, can be found on the Internet at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish 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). Variation order 2014-284. Contact the local DFO office in your area for further information.
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