Fishery Notice

FN0859-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 29 (Fraser River Mouth) and Tidal Fraser River: - Immediate Closure of all Salmon Fishing

Effective at 23:59 Friday, August 14, 2015 until further notice, fishing for 
salmon is not permitted in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 and the tidal 
waters of the Fraser River.

Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 are those waters also known as the banana. 
The tidal waters are those waters of the Fraser River from the mouth to the 
downstream edge of the CPR bridge at Mission, BC.

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

Variation Order: 2015-394


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 - FN0859
Sent August 14, 2015 at 1400