Fishery Notice

FN0534-Recreational - Salmon: Chinook - Area 19 and 20 - 2016 Zone 1 Management Actions

Further to FN0523, the Department will be managing fisheries based on 
management zone 1 (i.e. returns to the Fraser below or equal to 45,000 chinook) 
for Fraser Spring 5-2 and Summer 5-2 chinook.  

Effective Dates:  00:01 hours June 18 until 23:59 hours July 15, 2016

Waters:  Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 and Subareas 20-4 and 20-5

Management Measures:  The daily limit is two (2) chinook which must be either 
wild or hatchery-marked if between 45 and 85 cm or hatchery marked if greater 
than 85 cm. 

The minimum size limit for chinook salmon in these waters is 45 cm.

Variation order 2016-276


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.  

The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the 
adipose fin.

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the voluntary 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 at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all 
fin fishing.  Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing 
information, can be found on the Internet at:

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).

For more information: 

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0534
Sent June 17, 2016 at 1030