Fishery Notice

FN0837-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Region 2 Non-Tidal Fraser River: Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge - Immediate Closure of all Salmon Fishing

Effective dates:  one hour after sunset on Thursday, August 11, 2016 until 
further notice. 

Waters:  The Fraser River in Region 2 (from the downstream side of the CPR 
Bridge at Mission, BC to the downstream side of the Alexandra Bridge).

Management Measure:  Fishing for salmon is not permitted.

Current run size estimates of Fraser River Summer Run sockeye salmon have 
resulted in no allowable harvest and a conservation concern.  The Department's 
first priority is to ensure that there is sufficient sockeye returning to the 
spawning grounds.  The Department will manage all fisheries to minimize sockeye 
impacts and provide priority access to First Nations' fishing for food, social 
and ceremonial purposes.

Recreational fishing opportunities for trout, steelhead, sturgeon and other non-
salmon species in this area remain open.  

The Department recognizes the improvements made in the recreational fishery to 
use techniques to target chinook salmon however at this time all potential 
impacts to sockeye salmon pose a risk to conservation.   

The Department will continue to review sockeye stock status information on a 
regular basis to help inform future fisheries management decisions and fishing 
opportunities. Updated information will be announced by fishery notice.

Variation Order Number: 2016-357


Anglers are advised to check
eng.html for fishing closures and other recreational fishing information.

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 - FN0837
Sent August 10, 2016 at 1425