Fishery Notice

FN1390-RECREATIONAL - SALMON - CHINOOK - AREA 29 - Fishery Management Actions

As part of a suite of management measures designed to reduce harvest impacts on 
Fraser River Spring 4 sub 2 chinook, continuing restrictions will be required 
in 2017 recreational fisheries in the vicinity of the Fraser River mouth.  In 
2017, Fraser River Spring 4 sub 2 chinook are expected to return in low numbers 
due to low brood year escapements and continuing poor survival rates. 

Effective dates:  00:01 hours Sunday, January 1 until further notice.

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

Management measure:  You may not retain chinook salmon in these waters.

Management actions for Fraser River Spring and Summer 5 sub 2 chinook will be 
announced in subsequent notices in mid-June. 


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.  

Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all 
fin fishing.  Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing 
information, can be found on the Internet at:

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.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-(866)431-FISH (3474).

Variation order 2016-82.

For more information:  Barbara Mueller (604) 666-2370

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1390
Sent December 29, 2016 at 1536