Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN1170-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 1 - Cowichan River - Angling Opportunities - Effective November 16, 2019


Anglers are reminded of the following regulations that come into effect 00:01 
hours November 16, 2019:

-angling is permitted but there is no retention of salmon from the white 
triangle boundary sign located in Sandy Pool Regional Park, downstream to the 
tidal boundary.

As per FN1152, Coho salmon retention is open as follows (and all other salmon 
species remain non-retention):

Effective 00:01 hours November 8, 2019 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2019, the 
daily limit for Coho Salmon is one (1) per day, in the following portion of the 
Cowichan River:

-from 66 Mile Trestle downstream to the white triangle boundary sign located in 
Sandy Pool Regional Park.

Variation Order: 2019-RFQ-0623; 2019-RCT-577


Notes:

Please be reminded the minimum size for Coho is 25 cm in non-tidal waters.

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 - FN1170
Sent November 15, 2019 at 1446