Fishery Notice

FN0866-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 3: Fraser River main stem and Thompson River - No Fishing for Salmon


- The main stem Fraser River in Region 3; and
- The Thompson River from the Kamloops lake outlet downstream to the confluence 
with Fraser River

Management Measure: Effective until further notice, you may not fish for 

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.

The recreational fishery for chinook salmon in these waters was anticipated to 
open August 22 but will not open at this time due to the possibility of 
impacting co-migrating sockeye salmon.

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

Please visit the DFO Recreational Fishing website for up-to-date Sport fishing 
information (

Variation Order Number: 2016-363


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).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Dale Michie 250-851-4946

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0866
Sent August 17, 2016 at 0856