Fishery Notice

FN0941-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 29 (Fraser River Mouth) - Salmon Opportunities

The recreational fishery for salmon in the Fraser River mouth will open with 
the management measures noted below.

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

Management measure:  Effective 00:01 hours, September 13 until 23:59 hours 
December 31, 2017:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is two (2) with a minimum size limit of 62 
- The daily limit for chum salmon is four (4).
- You may not retain sockeye or pink salmon.
- You may not retain coho salmon, except in that portion of Subarea 29-10 that 
lies easterly of a line from Gower Point to the Tango 10 light Buoy, then to 
the northern tip of Lulu Island where you may retain two (2) hatchery coho per 

Variation Order numbers: 2017-476, 2017-477,2017-478,2017-479


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-


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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0941
Sent September 13, 2017 at 1010