Fishery Notice

FN0658-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Area 29 (Fraser River Mouth) and Tidal Fraser River: Extension of Chinook Management Actions

Due to the very low forecast for Early Stuart sockeye and prevailing adverse 
environmental conditions, the recreational chinook management measures in 
effect off the Fraser River mouth and in the tidal waters of the Fraser River 
will be extended an additional two weeks.  

Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 (Fraser River mouth:
Effective immediately until July 31, 2015, there is no retention of chinook 

Tidal waters of the Fraser River:
Effective immediately until July 31, 2015, there is no fishing for salmon in 
the tidal waters of the Fraser River.  This area includes the Fraser River 
downstream of the CPR Bridge at Mission, BC to the mouth of the river.

The Department will continue to review stock status and environmental factors 
to help inform future fisheries management decisions and fishing opportunities; 
updated information will be announced by fishery notice.

Variation Order: 2015-325


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British 

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.

Anglers are advised to check for fishing closures 
and other recreational fishing information.

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-


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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0658
Sent July 13, 2015 at 0933