Fishery Notice

FN0547-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Skeena River - Region 6 - Salmon Close Time Effective Immediately

Effective immediately recreational salmon fishing in the entire Skeena River 
Watershed will be closed to July 14, 2017. 

Variation Order #2017-299

This closure is being implemented to facilitate First Nations harvesting of 
Skeena salmon due to predicted low returns of Skeena River sockeye salmon in 
2017.  Recreational, commercial, and First Nations food, social and ceremonial 
(FSC) harvesting of sockeye salmon will be closed for the 2017 season, unless 
there is an in-season indication of increased Skeena sockeye abundance.

Recreational harvesting opportunities for Skeena coho, pink and chinook salmon 
will re-open on July 15.  Please refer to the on-line BC Sport Fishing Guide 
and future Fishery Notices for details on confirmed opening dates, times and 
other restrictions.


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).


Fishing information, contact:
John Webb
Recreational Fisheries Manager
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
417 - 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8
250 627-3409

Media inquiries, contact:

Lara Sloan
Communications Officer
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
(250) 363-3749

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0547
Sent June 15, 2017 at 1524