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Notice Posted: Tuesday April 16, 2019


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0702-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye - Region 6 - Skeena River Watershed - Opening Effective Immediately


Effective immediately, the following waters of the Skeena River watershed are 
open for two (2) Sockeye per day:

Effective immediately to September 15, 2018. 
The waters of the Babine Lake, not including tributaries and excluding those 
waters within a 400 m radius of the following tributary streams: Morrison 
Creek, Six Mile Creek, Pierre Creek, Pendleton Creek, Hazelwood Creek, Twain 
Creek, Tachek Creek, Five Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Sockeye Creek, Big Loon 
Creek, Tsezakwa Creek, Pinkut Creek. Also closed east of a line from Gullwing 
Creek to the south shore of Babine Lake.  

Effective immediately to August 14, 2018.
Fulton River. 

Effective immediately to August 14, 2018.
Pinkut Creek, downstream of fishing boundary signs located approx. 25 m 
downstream of fish counting fence

Effective August 7, 2018, the following waters of the Skeena River watershed 
will open for two (2) Sockeye per day: 

Effective August 7, 2018 to September 15, 2018.
Skeena River mainstem waters only, upstream of CNR bridge at Terrace, BC to the 
confluence with the Babine River (Excluding Skeena River mainstem waters only, 
near the Kitwanga River mouth, from Mill Creek upstream to the Highway 37 
bridge. Also excluding Skeena River mainstem waters within three white 
triangular fishing boundary signs located at the confluence with the Kispiox 
River)

Effective August 7, 2018 to September 15, 2018.
Skeena River mainstem waters only, downstream of CNR Railway bridge at Terrace, 
BC (Excluding the Skeena River mainstem waters only, near Kitsumkalum River 
mouth, from Zymachord River mouth upstream to the power line crossing below 
Ferry Island)

Variation Oder #: 2018-RCT-0397, 2018-RFQ-0398


Notes:

Possession limits are two times the daily limits.

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

Anglers are advised to check http://bcsportfishguide.ca for fishing closures 
and other recreational fishing information.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at 
https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm 
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).


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Darren Chow
A/North Coast Recreational Fisheries Manager
250 627-3441

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0702
Sent August 3, 2018 at 1208