Fishery Notice

FN0348-Recreational - Salmon - Sockeye - Region 1 - Somass River - Limited Area Opening May 1, 2016

Effective daily from 06:00 hours to 22:00 hours from May 1, 2016 until further 
notice the daily limit of sockeye salmon is two (2) per day in that portion of 
the Somass River located approximately 200 meters above and 150 metres below 
the island near the boat launch at Somass Park near Service Road.

Variation order 2016-196

The Port Alberni Sport Fishing Advisory Committee, the Hupacasath and Tseshaht 
First Nations, Area B Seine fleet, Area D Gillnet fleet, and DFO have agreed 
this year again to implement a limited area  experimental fishery in a small 
portion of the Somass River, near Somass Park.  The goal of this fishery is to 
determine the long-term feasibility of future small-scale non-tidal sockeye 
retention fisheries in years of high abundance. 

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0348
Sent April 25, 2016 at 1511