Fishery Notice

FN1027-RECREATIONAL - Recreational - Re-opening to Salmon Fishing - Freshwater Region 2 - September 14, 2015

The salmon conservation measures that were put in place due to low flows and 
high water temperature have been rescinded. Effective September 14, 2015 at 
00:01 hours until further notice, all non-tidal rivers, streams and sloughs in 
management units 2-2 to 2-12 and 2-16 to 2-19 will re-open to angling, with the 
exception of the Seymour River.  The Seymour River remains closed at this time. 
rain events have led to improved flow and temperature conditions in most rivers 
systems in Region 2. Please be aware that not all river systems in 
Region 2 are open to salmon angling. Check the recreational 
fisheries website at for 
more information on freshwater fishing opportunities in Region 2.

Variation Order 2015-448 is in effect.


Single, barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters 
of British Columbia.

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.

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).

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1027
Sent September 11, 2015 at 1610