Fishery Notice

FN0955-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Region 1 - Gear Type Restriction in the Qualicum River

Effective immediately there will no longer be a fly-fishing only requirement in 
formerly designated fly-only areas the Qualicum River. This regulation is 
changed to a requirement that all gear used have a single-barbless hook, with a 
point to shank measurement of no greater than 15mm. 

Variation Orders: 2015-412.


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

The term "hatchery marked" means a 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.

More information on recreational fishing opportunities can be found on the 
Internet at:

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 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-866-431-FISH (3474).


Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada Office.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0955
Sent August 28, 2015 at 1547