Fishery Notice

FN0477-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Fraser River Spring Chinook - Areas 18, 19 and 29 - Recreational Fishery Management Actions - June 14, 2014

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 18, 19 
and 29 are outlined below. 

June 14 to July 18, 2014 management actions:
Effective 00:01 hours June 14, 2014 until 23:59 hours July 18, 2014 in the 
following waters:

- Subareas 18-1 to 18-6, 18-9 and 18-11, and
- Subarea 19-5, and 
- that portion of Subareas 29-4 and 29-5 that lies south of a line from a point 
on the east side of Valdes Island located at 49.05.562N/123.39.989W then 
extending 57 degrees True for 5 nautical miles to a point at 

The daily limit is two (2) chinook salmon per day which may be wild or hatchery 
marked between 62 cm and 85 cm.  The minimum size limit in these areas is 62 cm 
in length. 

Variation Order: 2014-284.


1. Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head 
Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped 
(Hatchery Marked)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.  The location 
of the Head Recovery Depots can be found at the following site:

2. 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.

3. Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.  This includes all species of fish in the Fraser 

4. 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:

5. 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.

6. For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at:  (866) 

Contact the local DFO office in your area for further information. 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0477
Sent June 13, 2014 at 1104