Fishery Notice

FN0954-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Area 29 (Fraser River Mouth) and Tidal Fraser River - Retention of Chinook Salmon August 29, 2015

Effective 00:01 hours Saturday, August 29, 2015 until December 31, 2015, you 
may retain two chinook per day in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10.  The 
minimum size limit is 62 cm.

Effective 00:01 hours Saturday, August 29, 2015 until December 31, 2015, you 
may retain up to four (4) chinook salmon per day only one (1) of which may be 
greater than 62 cm in the tidal waters of the Fraser River. 

Please note the change in the size limit in the tidal waters of the Fraser 
River to only one over 62 cm rather than one over 50 cm. This change normally 
takes place on September 1st annually however for simplicity in the regulations 
this change will take place three days earlier this year effective with this 

The tidal waters are those waters of the Fraser River from the mouth to the 
downstream edge of the CPR bridge at Mission, BC.

Anglers fishing for chinook are required to take every measure possible to 
ensure that their fishing activities avoid impacts on sockeye salmon.  Any 
sockeye encountered must be released with the least possible harm.  Survival 
rates of sockeye released in this fishery are expected to be high.  The 
Department is continuing to monitor the Fraser River to ensure compliance.

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

Variation Order: 2015-408, 2015-409


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British 

The term "marked" means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the 
adipose fin.

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.

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

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at 
or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence".

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 - FN0954
Sent August 28, 2015 at 1540