Fishery Notice

FN0500-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Update and Reminder - Chinook Management Actions

Further to FN0496 which confirmed the predicted return of Fraser River Spring 
and Summer 5-2 chinook returns to the Fraser River is in management zone 2, the 
following management actions will be implemented in the Fraser River Region 2
(Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge) recreational fisheries until July 27, 2014.

Currently in effect until 23:59 hours July 15, 2014, there is no fishing for 
salmon in Region 2 (Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge).

Effective 00:01 hours July 16, 2014 to 23:59 hours July 27, 2014 in Region 2
(Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge), the daily limit for wild or hatchery 
marked chinook salmon is one (1) chinook salmon per day with a maximum size 
limit of 77 cm (fork length).

VO# 2014-120


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.  

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 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.

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:

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).


Contact the local DFO office in your area or Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager 
at 604-666-2370.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0500
Sent June 18, 2014 at 0916