Fishery Notice

FN1207-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 1 - Cowichan River - Coho Retention Opportunity

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours December 31, 2014, you may retain one 
(1) coho per day (wild or hatchery marked) on the Cowichan River downstream 
from the Mile 66 Trestle Bridge to the to the Highway No. 1 Bridge (Silver 
Bridge).  This is the typical boundary for this opening.

The minimum size limit for retained coho is 25 cm fork length.

This fishery is assumed to have a low impact on chinook salmon.  The retention 
of chinook salmon is not permitted.  

The use of single barbless hooks is mandatory in all streams in Region 1.  

All foul hooked (ie: hooked other than in the mouth) must be returned to the 
river immediately.

Variation Order Number: 2014-508

Please refer to the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for 
further restrictions and information when fishing in the non-tidal waters of 
British Columbia, or contact your nearest Fish and Wildlife Office (Nanaimo 751-
3100), or Department of Fisheries and Oceans Office (Duncan 746-6221).

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 (866) 431-

Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers provides critical 
information for coast-wide stock assessment.  Sport anglers are reminded to 
label and submit heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon to 
Salmon Head Recovery Depots. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program at 
(866) 483-9994 for further information. 

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office - Duncan (250) 746-6221. 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1207
Sent November 3, 2014 at 1658