Fishery Notice

FN0781-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Region 1 - Further Recreational Angling Closures for Region 1 River Systems

In 2014/2015 Vancouver Island experienced extremely low snowpack with 
exceptionally low precipitation during the spring 2015 period. Water levels in 
many systems on Vancouver Island are now extremely low and river temperatures 
in many cases are reaching lethal limits for salmon migrating through these 
systems. Predictions are that above average summer air temperatures and reduced 
precipitation will continue, and likely will further contribute to elevated 
stream temperatures throughout Region 1 on Vancouver Island.

Effective 00:01 hours August 1, 2015 until further notice the following 
Vancouver Island Rivers will close to salmon angling:

All river systems in management units 1-7 to 1-13. 

All rivers on Vancouver Island in Region 1 are now closed until further notice 
with the exception of the Campbell/Quinsam Rivers and the Qualicum River.

To see a description and a map of the areas covered by the stream and river 
angling closures visit:

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0781
Sent July 31, 2015 at 1026