Fishery Notice

FN0721-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Fraser Sockeye - Recreational sockeye retention in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9, 29-10 and 29-11 to 29-17 (Mouth of Fraser River upstream to Mission) - August 3, 2014

The current status of the Fraser River sockeye salmon return provides for 
recreational sockeye retention opportunities in portions of Area 29:

Effective at 00:01 hours Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 until further notice, the 
retention of sockeye is permitted with a daily limit of  four (4) per day in 
those waters open to salmon fishing, in the following Subareas: 

- Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9, 29-10 and 29-11 to 29-17 (Mouth of Fraser River 
upstream to Mission). 

Sockeye retention is currently not permitted in those waters of the Fraser 
River in Region 2 (non-tidal Fraser River).   

Sockeye retention is not permitted in Subarea 29-8 (Boundary Bay).

The next update regarding the status of the recreational sockeye retention 
fishery will be on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 following the Fraser River Panel 

VO No. 2014-350


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 "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.

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 for updated information as it becomes 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0721
Sent July 30, 2014 at 1540