Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN1058-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Harrison River - Non-Retention of Chinook Salmon - Effective Immediately


Effective immediately until further notice, you may not retain Chinook salmon 
on the Harrison River in Region 2.

This measure is required as the 2018 forecast estimate of spawner abundance for 
Harrison chinook is 61,825 and this is less than the escapement goal range of 
75,100 to 98,500 spawners.  

Opportunities for other salmon stocks remain in place. Anglers are advised to 
check http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/index-eng.html for details. 

Variation Order:  2018-RFQ-0497


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 B.C.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 - FN1058
Sent September 25, 2018 at 1342