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Notice Posted: Tuesday April 16, 2019


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0774-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Chinook and Sockeye - Region 3 - Thompson and Fraser Rivers - Update to Daily Limits


Thompson River:

Effective 00:01 hours August 22, 2018 until further notice in the waters of the 
Thompson River (Region 3) from the outlet of Kamloops Lake, including Kamloops 
Lake downstream to fishing boundary signs located just downstream of Gold Pan 
Provincial Park except closed in the three locations listed below, you may 
retain:

Two (2) Sockeye per day
Four (4) Chinook per day, only one over 50 cm

Description of three closed areas:

1)  Deadman - from the fishing boundary signs approximately 1 km downstream of 
the Hwy No. 1 Bridge at Savona to the CN rail bridge approximately 500 m 
downstream of the confluence with Deadman Creek. 

2)  Juniper - from the fishing boundary signs approximately 1.5 km downstream 
from Juniper Beach Park downstream approximately 4 km to the fishing boundary 
signs located at 50°46.893' N and 121°08.110' W. 

3)  Ashcroft - from the fishing boundary sign at the upstream side of the mouth 
of the Bonaparte River to Hwy 97C bridge in Ashcroft.


Thompson River Continued: 

ACTIONS: Effective August 22 at 01:00 hours until September 22, 2018 at 23:59 
hours during daylight hours only, you may retain 4 Chinook per day, none over 
50 cm in the waters of the Thompson River from the WTFB signs just downstream 
of Gold Pan Provincial Park to the confluence with the Fraser River.

South Thompson River

ACTIONS: Effective August 16 at 00:01 hours until September 22, 2018 at 23:59 
hours during daylight hours only, you may retain 4 Chinook per day, only 2 over 
50 cm in the waters of the South Thompson River from the green can buoy near 
outlet of Little River, including Little Shuswap Lake, to the fishing boundary 
sign approximately 100 m downstream of Campbell Creek

There is a monthly quota of six (6) Chinook over 50 cm from the South Thompson 
River.

Effective August 22 at 00:01 hours until September 22, 2018 at 23:50 hours 
during daylight hours only you may retain two (2) Sockeye per day and 4 Chinook 
per day only two over 50 cm in the waters of the South Thompson River from the 
green can buoy near outlet of Little River, including Little Shuswap Lake, to 
the fishing boundary sign approximately 100 m downstream of Campbell Creek.

Fraser River

ACTIONS: Effective August 22 at 00:01 hours until September 15, 2018 at 23:59 
hours during daylight hours only, you may retain 4 Chinook per day, none over 
50 cm in the waters of the main stem Fraser River in Region 3.

Daylight hours only refer to one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.  
Reference to sunrise and sunset means the times for those events as calculated 
by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily at 
http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-45_metric_e.html

Day light hours only refers to (One hour before sunrise to one hour after 
sunset).  Reference to sunrise and sunset means the times for those events as 
calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily at 
http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-45_metric_e.html.

This reflects a change to the BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement.  The on-line 
version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this notice, please 
browse: 
www-comm.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/english/recreation/

Variation order 2018-RFC-411 and 2018- RFC-410


Notes:

The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon (other than 
Kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4). 

There is an annual limit of 10 Chinook over 50 cm in non-tidal waters.

There is a minimum size limit of 30 cm for Chinook caught in non-tidal waters. 

Single barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters 
of British Columbia.

Sport anglers and guides are reminded to label and submit heads from adipose 
fin-clipped (hatchery-marked) Chinook and Coho salmon to the Salmon Head 
Recovery Program. Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers 
provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  For more 
information and locations of Depots contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
Program at (866) 483-9994 or visit the following site: 
http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/tag-etiquette/prize-prix-eng.htm

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 (866) 431-
FISH.


FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact: Dale Michie, 250-851-4946

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0774
Sent August 13, 2018 at 1129