Fishery Notice

FN0924-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Tidal Waters of the Fraser River - Closure to Retention of Sockeye - Effective September 4, 2018

The current status of the Fraser River Sockeye  return does not provide for 
additional recreational sockeye retention opportunities in the Tidal Waters of 
the Fraser River. Closure dates align with the Interior Fraser Coho Window 
Closure dates for the area.

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

Management measures:

Effective September 4 until September 27, 2018: 

- You may not fish for Sockeye salmon.
- You may not fish for coho salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

You may selectively fish for the following species:
- Chinook salmon, the daily limit is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 62 
- Chum salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day.

Daily Limits:  The daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon from tidal and 
fresh waters combined is four (4).  Individual species limits also apply.

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 Nos. 2018-RCT-458, 2018-RFQ-459, 2018-RFQ-461, 2018-GMB-460


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 - FN0924
Sent August 31, 2018 at 1615