Fishery Notice

FN0876-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Fraser Sockeye - Area 16 - Retention Opportunity in South Coast Marine Waters

Recreational sockeye fisheries in Sabine Channel are typically delayed until 
mid-August until the majority of Sakinaw sockeye have entered the lake.
Further to FN0666, effective immediately until further notice, the daily limit 
for recreationally caught sockeye is four (4) per day in Subareas 16-19 to 16-
21 (Sabine Channel).

Variation Order: 2018-RFQ-433


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

Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye.  These fish are 
hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the 
numbers of stocks of concern.

The term "hatchery marked" means a 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.

Rockfish Conservation Areas are currently in effect in many areas of the South 
Coast.  Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing 
information, can be found on the Internet at:

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 1-800-465-4336.

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0876
Sent August 28, 2018 at 0854