Effective 22:00 hours July 5, 2019 until further notice the daily limit of Sockeye salmon is zero (0) per day in the following area: that portion of the Somass River located approximately 200 meters above and 150 metres below the island near the boat launch at Somass Park near Service Road. Variation Order # 2019-RFQ-376 On June 27, 2019 Department staff met with the Area 23 Harvest Committee to discuss fishery planning for Area 23 Somass Sockeye. The attendees at this meeting were representatives from the Tseshaht, Hupacasath and Maa-nulth First Nations and stakeholders from commercial and recreational fishery committees. This closure is supported by the Harvest Committee to address a run size downgrade from 350,000 to 300,000 and concerns regarding sockeye hooking mortality from hook and line fisheries in the Somass River. Similar measures for First Nations hook and line fisheries in the Somass River were also supported. 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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