Fishery Notice

FN1215-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 1 - Nanaimo River - Hatchery Marked Coho Salmon Retention - Effective November 1, 2018

Effective November 1 until December 31, 2018 the daily limit of hatchery marked 
Coho salmon is two, (2) per day, in the following portion of the Nanaimo River:

Upstream side of the Cedar Road Bridge, upstream to the end of Boswell Rd. 
(commonly known as "Firehall Pool"). 

Variation Orders: 2018-RFQ-589

More information on Region 1 recreational fisheries can be found on the 
recreational fisheries website at the address below.


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 
fin-fishing.  Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing 
information, can be found on the Internet at:

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).

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1215
Sent October 31, 2018 at 1501