This fishery notice amends FN1106 to remind fishers of the minimum size limit. The correct fishery notice is as follows: Effective 00:01 hours November 1 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2019, the daily limit for Coho Salmon is two (2) per day, hatchery marked only, in the following portion of the Nanaimo River: Nanaimo River - from the upstream side of the Cedar Road Bridge, upstream to the downstream side of the Highway 1 overpass. Please be reminded the minimum size for Coho is 25 cm in non-tidal waters. Variation Orders: 2019-RFQ-0591 The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters of British Columbia. Anglers are further reminded that intentionally (willfully) foul-hooking fish or attempting to foul hook fish is illegal and that non-compliance may result in closure. (Foul hook is defined as: hooking a fish in any part of its body other than the mouth). 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. 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). FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1112
Sent October 25, 2019 at 1430
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