Fishery Notice

FN0739-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 (Fraser River: Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge) - Extension of Closure to Salmon Fishing

Further to FN0549, the recreational chinook management measures in effect for 
the Fraser River will be further extended past the previously announced July 
31, 2017 date.  
Effective dates:  Effective immediately until further notice.

Waters:  Fraser River in Region 2 (from the downstream side of the CPR Bridge 
at Mission upstream to the Alexandra Bridge)
Management Measure:  No fishing for salmon.

These management measures are being implemented given extremely poor returns of 
Fraser sockeye and extremely limited sockeye impacts available and to provide 
for priority access to chinook for First Nations food, social and ceremonial 
harvest opportunities. Overall returns of chinook salmon returning to the 
Fraser river have also been very poor to date. 
The Department will continue to review and monitor in-season information on a 
regular basis to help inform future recreational fisheries management 
decisions.  Further information on possible recreational fishery opportunities 
will be included in weekly Fraser River Panel (FRP) updates. Updated 
information will be announced by fishery notice. 

Variation Order: 2017-371


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

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

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.

If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-
Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia.  Visit the 
provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to BC residents 
and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online. 

Anglers are advised to check 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 - FN0739
Sent July 28, 2017 at 1513