Fishery Notice

FN0749-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Pink - Region 2 - Squamish and Tributaries: Changes to Areas Open to Fishing

Further to FN0657, this is to advise of changes to waters open to fishing for 
pink salmon. 
Effective dates:
Effective 00:01 hours August 1, 2017 until further notice, there is no fishing 
for pink salmon in the following waters:

Mamquam and Cheakamus Rivers, and Squamish River above the powerline at 9 mile.

Squamish River below the powerline at 9 mile remains open to the retention of 
pink salmon with a daily limit of one (1) per day until further notice. 

Variation Order number 2017-379


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 are 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 B.C. 
residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online. 

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)


Contact Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370 
or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0749
Sent July 31, 2017 at 1421