Fishery Notice

FN0548-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Region 6 - Kitlope Lake and Kitlope River - Closed time

Effective July 5, 2018 to March 31, 2019, recreational fishing for Chinook 
salmon will be closed in the waters of the Kitlope Lake, and tributaries, 
including the waters flowing from Kitlope Lake to the confluence with the 
Kitlope River. 

This management action is being taken to protect Chinook stocks in the Kitlope 
River watershed. 

Variation Order #: 2018-RCT-359, 2018-RFQ-0365


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).


Darren Chow
A/ North Coast Recreational Fisheries Manager
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
417 - 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8
250 627-3441

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0548
Sent July 4, 2018 at 1023