Fishery Notice

FN0858-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Fraser River: Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge - Immediate Closure of all Salmon Fishing

Effective one hour after sunset on Friday, August 14, 2015 until further 
notice, fishing for salmon is not permitted on the Fraser River in Region 2.

Region 2 waters are those waters between the downstream edge of the CPR bridge 
at Mission, BC to the downstream side of the Alexandra Bridge.

Current run size estimates of Fraser River Summer Run sockeye salmon combined 
with record water temperatures in the Fraser River have resulted in no 
allowable harvest and a conservation concern.  The Department's priorities are 
to ensure that there is sufficient sockeye returning to the spawning grounds.  
The Department will manage all fisheries to minimize sockeye impacts and 
provide priority access to First Nations' fishing for food, social and 
ceremonial purposes.

Recreational fishing opportunities for trout, steelhead and sturgeon and other 
non-salmon species in this area remain open.  

Recreational fishing opportunities on the Fraser River for pink and chum salmon 
are anticipated later in the season subject to available abundance. 

Variation Order: 2015-395


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

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 - FN0858
Sent August 14, 2015 at 1353