Fishery Notice

FN0617-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Region 2 - Pink Salmon Opportunities on the Squamish River and all tributaries

Effective at 00:01 hours, Monday, July 6, 2015 until 23:59 hours, Thursday, 
December 31, 2015, the daily limit for pink salmon is two (2) per day in the 
following waters:

- Cheakamus River; 
- Mamquam River downstream of the CN rail bridge; and 
- the Squamish River downstream of boundary signs at the powerline crossing 
approximately 1.5 km upstream of the confluence with the Cheakamus River.

Variation Order: 2015-159

This management action is outlined in the 2015-16 South Coast Salmon Integrated 
Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP), Recreational Fishing Plan (Appendix 6). 


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

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.

If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-
Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia.  Visit the 
provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to BC residents 
and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online.

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 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All 
Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

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


Barbara Mueller 
DFO Lower Fraser Area
Tel: (604)666-2370

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0617
Sent July 3, 2015 at 0958