Fishery Notice

FN0983-Recreational - Salmon: Region 1 - Nitinat River - Re-opening to Salmon Fishing Effective Immediately

The salmon conservation measures that were required to protect migrating fish 
have been rescinded.  The river now returns to normal fall restrictions.

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 30, 2015 the daily quota for 
coho salmon is two (2) per day and the daily quota for chinook salmon is two 
(2) per day of which only one may be greater than 77cm in length. 

Be advised that the Nitinat River closes to salmon retention from 00:01 hours 
October 1 to 23:59 hours October 14, 2015.

Effective 00:01 hours October 15 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2015 the daily 
quota for coho salmon is two (2) per day and the daily quota for chum salmon is 
two (2) per day.

Chinook salmon non retention effective 00:01 hours October 15 until 23:59 hours 
December 31, 2015.

The following portions of the Nitinat River are closed to all fishing:
Upstream of Parker Creek (all year); 
Within 100 meter radius of the Nitinat River hatchery water intake 
and fishway (all year); 
Between fishing boundary signs located approximately 100 meters above and 
below  Red Rock Pool ( effective immediately until December 31);
From 50 meters upstream to 50 meters downstream of the Nitinat 
River Bridge (effective immediately until October 15). 

Variation Order Number 2015 -434, 2015-436


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.

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

Contact the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Port Alberni office at 250 720 4440 or 
visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0983
Sent September 4, 2015 at 1509