Fishery Notice

FN0769-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Area 29 - Tidal Waters of the Fraser River - Salmon Opportunities

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

Effective dates:  
One hour before sunrise Monday, August 1 until one hour after sunset Monday, 
September 5, 2016, the daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one 
(1) greater than 50 cm.

One hour before sunrise Tuesday, September 6 until one hour after sunset 
Saturday, December 31, 2016, the daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) 
with only one (1) greater than 62 cm.

Effective one hour before sunrise Monday, August 1 until one hour after sunset 
Saturday, December 31, 2016 the daily limit for chum salmon is four (4).

There is no retention of sockeye salmon permitted at this time. Given the low 
abundance of sockeye, the Department is working with all fishers to limit 
impacts. While fishing for chinook and chum salmon, selective fishing 
techniques are to be used to minimize impacts on sockeye. 

The first principle of selective harvesting is to avoid catching non-targeted 
stocks.  This means that anglers should use methods that do not catch sockeye.  
The following fishing methods enable anglers to catch chinook and chum salmon 
and rarely intercept sockeye salmon:

Bar Fishing
Trolling Spoons at Creek mouths
Float Fishing
Pulling Plugs
Fly Fishing

We encourage anglers to continue to use these methods to target chinook and 
chum while avoiding sockeye.  

Please note that bottom bouncing is NOT considered a selective fishing method 
and is strongly discouraged.  The Department requests that selective fishing 
techniques be used and will continue to closely monitor the situation to ensure 
impacts on sockeye are at a minimum. 

The Department will continue to review stock status and environmental 
information on a regular basis and should environmental conditions change or 
concerns on impacts due to fishing activity occur, this fishery may be closed 
on short notice.  Updated information will be announced by fishery notice.

Variation Order Numbers: 2016-301, 2016-326, 2016-328 and 2016-334.


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 - FN0769
Sent July 28, 2016 at 1641