Fishery Notice

FN1195-RECREATIONAL - SALMON: Region 2 - Allouette River, Chehalis River, Harrison River, Stave River and Nicomen Slough - Chum Update

Further to FN1161 and FN1179 the coast-wide returns of Chum salmon have been 
very poor and the current in-season estimate for the return to the Fraser River 
is 769,000.  According to the South Coast Salmon IFMP, at this run size 
commercial fisheries are suspended and recreational fisheries are restricted to 
tributary systems where surplus is likely to occur.

Therefore, the daily limit for Chum salmon is reduced to zero (0) effective one 
hour after sunset, Sunday, October 28 until December 31, 2018 on the Allouette 
River, Harrison River, Stave River and Nicomen Slough. 

In addition, the Chehalis River will not open on November 1 to the retention of 
The opportunities for hatchery marked Coho and Chinook salmon remain open at 
the limits identified on the DFO website at:

Variation order 2018-RFQ-0579


The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than 
kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4). 

There is an annual limit of 10 Chinook over 50 cm in non-tidal waters

There is a minimum size limit of 30 cm for Chinook caught in non-tidal waters. 

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

Sport anglers and guides are reminded to label and submit heads from adipose 
fin-clipped (hatchery-marked) Chinook and Coho salmon to the Salmon Head 
Recovery Program. Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers 
provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  For 	more 
information and locations of Depots contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
Program at (866) 483-9994  or visit the following site:

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 (866) 431-


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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1195
Sent October 26, 2018 at 1003