Fishery Notice

FN0972-Recreational - Salmon: Region 8 - Retention of Chinook Salmon in Mabel Lake and the Lower Shuswap River - Amendment to FN0952

This notice amends fishery notice FN0952.  The open area in Mabel Lake was 
incorrectly described.  The corrected version is below.

Effective immediately until Sunday, September 13, 2015 in the following waters 
you may retain four (4) chinook per day, only two (2) of which may be over 50 

That portion of Mabel Lake northerly of a fishing boundary sign situated at the 
northern edge of Mabel Lake Provincial Park at approximately 50°27.640' N and 
118°43.830' W. (This line is represented by the fishing boundary sign at Mable 
Lake Provincial Park to the prominent point of land on the west side of the 
lake that is located approximately 3 km up from the outlet of the lake.

The Shuswap River upstream from white triangular fishing boundary signs above 
Mara Bridge to Mable Lake, except no fishing in those waters 50 metres upstream 
and downstream of the Trinity Valley Road Bridge.

There is a monthly limit of four (4) chinook over 50 cm in Region 8.

Fishing for salmon is permitted during daylight hours only.

VO No. 2015-430 and 2015-431


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.  

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).


Dale Michie 250-851-4946

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0972
Sent September 3, 2015 at 1501