Fishery Notice

FN0729-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Region 3 and Region 8: Closures to Fishing for all Salmon in all Waters in Region 3 and Region 8

Water levels in many systems in the Thompson and Shuswap are extremely low and 
temperatures in many cases are reaching lethal limits for migrating salmon. 
Predictions are that above average summer air temperatures and reduced 
precipitation will continue, and likely will further contribute to elevated 
stream temperatures throughout Region 3 and 8 in the Thompson and Okanagan areas

Effective immediately, all waters in Region 3 and Region 8 are closed to 
fishing for all salmon species until further notice. 

Variation Orders: 2015-358 and 2015-359.


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

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)

For more information:

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0729
Sent July 23, 2015 at 1021