Fishery Notice

FN0536-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Chinook - Areas 18, 19 and Portions of 29 - 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 18-1 to 18-6, 18-9 and 18-11, 19-5, and that portion of 
Subareas 29-4 and 29-5 that lies south of a line from a point on the east side 
of Valdes Island located at 49 deg 05.562 min N, 123 deg 39.989 min W then 
extending 57 degrees True for 5 nautical miles to a point at 49 deg 08.316 min 
N, 123 deg 33.669 min W.  

Management Measure:  The daily limit is two (2) chinook salmon per day between 
62 and 85 cm.

The minimum size limit for chinook salmon in these waters is 62 cm.

Variation Order: 2016-276


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British 

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 local DFO office in your area for further information. 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0536
Sent June 17, 2016 at 1135