Fishery Notice

FN0732-Recreational - Salmon: Region 8 - Okanagan Sockeye Update - July 23, 2015

The current run size of Okanagan Sockeye past Wells Dam is 172,000, however due 
to extreme environmental conditions in the Okanagan and Columbia Rivers 
impeding migration, the abundance of sockeye in the Canadian portion of the 
Okanagan is between 1000 and 3000. At this time, all recreational and 
commercial fisheries directed on this stock will delay until further notice. 

The Department will continue to review stock status and 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)

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0732
Sent July 23, 2015 at 1205