Fishery Notice

FN0740-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Tidal Waters of the Fraser River - 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:  Tidal waters of the Fraser River (Fraser River downstream of the CPR 
Bridge at Mission, BC to the mouth of the river).

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: 2017-377


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British 

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.

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

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at 
or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence".

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).


Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0740
Sent July 28, 2017 at 1519