Fishery Notice

FN0626-Recreational Salmon: Area 29 - Salmon Management Actions for the tidal waters of the Fraser River.

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 

Effective dates:  Immediately until July 31, 2016.

Waters:  Tidal waters of the Fraser River. (from the downstream edge of the CPR 
bridge at Mission to the mouth).

Management measure:  You may not fish for salmon.

Adjustments to management actions may be required to account for adverse 
environmental conditions and associated uncertainties.  Management actions 
starting August 1, 2016 will be announced in a separate fishery notice.   

VARIATION ORDER NUMBER: 2016-295 and 301.


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.

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 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).


Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0626
Sent July 7, 2016 at 1533