Fishery Notice

FN0704-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 6 - Skeena River Watershed - Closure Effective July 27, 2019

Effective at 00:00:01 hours July 27, 2019 until further notice - The Skeena 
River watershed is closed to fishing for all salmon. 

Skeena Sockeye returns continue to be below the identified conservation level 
of 400,000 as described in the Northern BC Salmon IFMP, and the Department has 
undertaken extensive consultations with First Nations and stakeholders 
indicating that measures will need to be taken to address Sockeye conservation. 
This closure is a part of the identified conservation measures.

Variation Oder #: 2019-RCT-408


Possession limits are two times the daily limits.

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters and rivers 
of British Columbia.  

The term "marked" means a hatchery 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.

Anglers are advised to check for fishing closures 
and other recreational fishing information.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at 
or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence".

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 
1-(866)431-FISH (3474).


Darren Chow
A/North Coast Recreational Fisheries Manager
250 627-3441

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0704
Sent July 25, 2019 at 1630