Fishery Notice

FN1112-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Coho - Region 1 - Nanaimo River - Angling Opportunities - Effective November 1, 2019 - Amendment to FN1106

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).

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1112
Sent October 25, 2019 at 1430