Fishery Notice

FN0770-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Area 29 - Fraser River Mouth: Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 - Chinook Salmon Opportunities

Effective dates:  00:01 hours, Monday, August 1 until 23:59 hours Saturday, 
December 31, 2016.

Waters:  Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 (Fraser River mouth).

Management measure:  the daily limit for chinook salmon is two (2) with a 
minimum size of 62 cm.

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. Selective fishing techniques are to be used to minimize impacts on 

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 Orders Numbers: 2016-301, 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 - FN0770
Sent July 28, 2016 at 1648