Fishery Notice

FN1025-Recreational - Re-opening to Salmon Fishing - Freshwater Region 1

The salmon conservation measures that were put in place due to low flows and 
high water temperature have been rescinded. Effective immediately, this notice 
re-opens the 2015 river opportunities in Regions 1-1 to 1-13 with the exception 
of the Cowichan River. The Cowichan River remains closed at this time. Recent 
rain events have led to improved flow and temperature conditions in most rivers 
systems on Vancouver Island. Please be aware that not all river systems in 
Region 1 (Vancouver Island) are open to salmon angling. Check the recreational 
fisheries website at for 
more information on freshwater fishing opportunities in Region 1.

Variation Order 2015-456 is in effect.


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.

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 your local Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1025
Sent September 11, 2015 at 1541