Fishery Notice

FN0951-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Region 2 - Harrison River - Non - Retention of Chinook Salmon - September 1, 2015

Effective one hour before sunrise on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 until further 
notice, you may not retain chinook salmon on the Harrison River in Region 2.

This measure is required as the 2015 forecast estimate of terminal abundance to 
the Harrison River is 33,000 chinook.  This value is well below the escapement 
goal for this stock which is a range of 75,100 to 98,500 spawners.  

Opportunities for other salmon stocks remain in place. Anglers are advised to 
check for details. 

Variation Order: 2015-406; 2015-411


Single barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters 
of British Columbia.  

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and 
coho salmon.  Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for 
coast-wide stock assessment.  Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program 
toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-
Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia.  Visit the 
provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. 
residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online.  

Anglers are advised to check 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 - FN0951
Sent August 28, 2015 at 1508