Fishery Notice

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 

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


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 - FN0708
Sent August 3, 2018 at 1504