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Notice Posted: Tuesday April 16, 2019


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0708-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Tidal Waters of the Fraser River - Salmon Opportunities


The current status of the Fraser River Sockeye salmon return provides for 
recreational sockeye retention opportunities in the Tidal Waters of the Fraser 
River.

Waters:  Tidal waters of the Fraser River (downstream edge of the CPR Bridge at 
Mission to the mouth).

Management measures:

Effective August 7, 2018 until September 3, 2018: 

- The daily limit for Sockeye salmon is four (4).
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 
50 cm.

Reminder:  In the tidal Fraser River, fishing for salmon is only permitted from 
one hour before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

Variation Order No. 2018-RCT-0401, 2018-RFQ-0402 - Region 2 Quota, 2018RFQ-403


Notes:

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:

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0708
Sent August 3, 2018 at 1504