Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN1088-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Closure to Retention in Portions of Area 29 - Effective Immediately


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.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1088
Sent September 28, 2018 at 1519