Fishery Notice

FN0620-Recreational - Salmon - Sockeye - Region 1 - Daily limit change in freshwater section of the Somass River known as Somass Park

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 

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0620
Sent July 5, 2019 at 1848