Fishery Notice

FN0918-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Subareas 23-1 and 23-2 - Changes to Recreational Chinook Size Limits in Alberni Inlet

Effective immediately until further notice the daily limit of chinook salmon is 
2 per day, with a minimum size limit of 45 cm. in the following areas of 
Alberni Inlet:

Those portions of Alberni Inlet south of a line drawn from the boundary sign at 
49 degrees 14.190N and 124 degrees 50.230W to the southern tip of Hoik Island 
then to the flashing green light at the mouth of the Somass River, then due 
east to a boundary sign on the opposite shore, and north of a line drawn from 
Hocking Point 127 degrees true to a boundary sign on the opposite shore.

Variation Orders: 2014-392.


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 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:

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 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-866-431-FISH (3474).

Contact Brad Beaith, Fisheries and Oceans Canada 250-756-7190 pr the nearest 
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Office.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0918
Sent August 29, 2014 at 1331