Fishery Notice

FN0855-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye - Nechako River - Region 7 - Sockeye Retention

Nechako River

Effective one hour before sunrise on August 27, 2018 until one hour after 
sunset on September 15, 2018 during daylight hours only, on the Nechako River, 
upstream from the boundary signs at the confluence with the Fraser River to the 
downstream edge of the Foothills Boulevard Bridge, you may retain two (2) 
sockeye per day. Non-retention of Chinook Salmon due to Zone 1 management 
actions for Spring and Summer Chinook. See FN0503 for further details related 
to this management action.
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

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 

Variation order 2018-RFQ-0429 and 2018-RCT-0428


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

Single barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and 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:

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-


Robin McCullough, 250-305-4019

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0855
Sent August 24, 2018 at 1146