Due to identified conservation concerns, the following closure periods are in place to protect and mitigate potential impacts on Interior Fraser River Steelhead (IFR) stocks of concern. Waters: Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9, 29-10. Management Measures: Effective September 28 until October 24, 2018, fishing for salmon and steelhead is not permitted. Recreational salmon fishing opportunities in these subareas are anticipated later in the season after this window closure period. Variation Order Nos: 2018-RCT-514 and 2018-RCT-515 Notes: As per Fishery Notice FN0428, recreational fishers should be aware of conservation measures for Southern BC Chinook salmon and Southern Resident Killer Whales that were implemented on June 1, 2018. Additional information can be found at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/salmon-saumon/2018-skrw-ers- eng.html#fraser 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 Cultus Lake Sockeye. 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 that are currently in effect and are closed to all finfishing. Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing information, can be found on the Internet at: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/maps-cartes/rca-acs/index-eng.html 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. For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-866-431-FISH (3474). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
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