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Notice Posted: Tuesday April 16, 2019


Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0944-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Non-Tidal Fraser River - Closure to Retention of Sockeye - Amendment to FN0923


This notice amends FN0923 to include a correction to the daily Chum quota and a 
reminder of the Interior Fraser Coho window closure date.  The full notice text 
follows.

The current status of the Fraser River Sockeye return does not provide for 
additional recreational Sockeye retention opportunities in Region 2 (Fraser and 
Harrison Rivers).  Closure aligns with the Interior Fraser Coho window closure 
date for the area.

Waters: Fraser River waters in Region 2 (non-tidal waters of the Fraser River: 
Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge); and that portion of the Harrison River 
downstream of the Highway 7 Bridge to the confluence with the Fraser River.

Management Measures:  

Effective September 5, 2018 until September 28, 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 
cm.
- Chum salmon, the daily limit is two (2) 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 Region 2, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour 
before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

Variation Order Nos.  2018-RCT-455, 2018-RCT-457, 2018-RFQ-469

 
Notes:

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

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

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.

If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-
Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia.  Visit the 
provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to BC residents 
and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online. 
(www.env.gov.bc.ca/fw/fish/licences)

Anglers are advised to check http://bcsportfishguide.ca for fishing closures 
and other recreational fishing information

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 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All 
Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-(866)431-FISH (3474).


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0944
Sent September 5, 2018 at 0856