Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0579-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Fraser Watershed Tributary Systems - 2020 Fishery Management Measures


Fisheries and Oceans staff are conducting a review of all Region 2 salmon retention fisheries in 2020 to ensure the regulations align with stocks and species available 
for harvest.

The review for Fraser watershed tributary systems has been completed and has led to the following actions.  

Waters: Alouette River and tributaries
  
(Alouette River above 216th Street, including the North Alouette River and tributaries to that part).
Management measures:
Effective April 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020:
- All species: No fishing for salmon 

Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is one (1) per day.

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020:
You may fish for but not retain any Coho salmon (Catch and release only).

Waters: Alouette River and tributaries 
   
(downstream of a line between two fishing boundary signs in Allco Park).

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is one (1) hatchery marked fish per day.

Management measures - Chum salmon:  
Effective October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chum salmon is one (1) per day.

Waters: Chehalis River

(downstream of the logging bridge 2.4 km downstream of Chehalis Lake, including tributaries to that part to the hatchery outlet).

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective immediately to August 31, 2020:
You may fish for but not retain any Coho salmon (Catch and release only)
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) hatchery marked fish per day.

Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective immediately to August 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is one (1) per day.
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) per day, only one over 62 cm.

Management measures - Chum salmon: 
Effective immediately to October 31, 2020:
You may fish for but not retain any Chum salmon (Catch and release only).
Effective November 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chum salmon is two (2) per day.
Effective December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
You may fish for but not retain any Chum salmon (Catch and release only).

Waters: Chilliwack/Vedder River (including Sumas River)  

(from a line between two fishing boundary signs on either side   of the Chilliwack River 100 m from the confluence of the Chilliwack River and Slesse Creek downstream 
including that portion of the Sumas River from the Barrow Town Pump Station downstream to fishing boundary signs near the confluence with the Fraser River).

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020:
You may fish for but not retain any Coho salmon (catch and release only)
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) hatchery marked fish per day.

Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective July 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is one (1) per day.
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) per day, only two over 62 cm.

Management measures - Chum salmon: 
Effective July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020:
You may fish for but not retain any Chum salmon (Catch and release only).
Effective October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chum salmon is one (1) per day.

Waters: Coquitlam River

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is one (1) hatchery marked fish per day.

Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
You may fish for but not retain any Chinook salmon (Catch and release only).

Waters: Harrison River 
  
(from the outlet of Harrison Lake downstream to the Hwy 7 bridge).

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) hatchery marked fish per day.

Management measures - Chum salmon: 
Effective September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020:
 - You may fish for but not retain any Chum salmon (Catch and release only).
Effective October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chum salmon is two (2) per day

Waters:  Kanaka Creek (Downstream of the 112th Street bridge)
  
Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective November 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is one (1) hatchery marked fish per day.

Waters: Nicomen (including Dewdney) Slough
  
(from the confluence of Siddle (Bell's) Ck. downstream to the Fraser River)

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) hatchery marked fish per day, only two over 35 cm.

Waters: Nicomen (including Dewdney) Slough 
  
(From the Highway 7 bridge at Dewdney downstream to the Fraser         
   River)

Management measures - Chum salmon: 
Effective October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chum salmon is two (2) per day

Waters:  Norrish (Suicide Creek)
  
Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) hatchery marked fish per day, only two over 35 cm.

Waters:  Stave River  
  
(downstream of BC Hydro Dam to the CPR Railway Bridge, except you may not fish for Salmon in that portion of the Stave River, known as the Ruskin Spawning Channel on 
the east bank of the BC Hydro park from the inlet near the dam, downstream to the boat ramp crossing)

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) hatchery marked fish per day, only two over 35 cm.

Management measures - Chum salmon: 
Effective September 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020:
 - You may fish for but not retain any Chum salmon (Catch and release only).
Effective October 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chum salmon is two (2) per day

There is no fishing for salmon in any of the rivers or tributaries that flow into the Fraser River except in those areas during the time periods provided above.

Variation Orders: 2020-RCT-309 and 2020-RFQ-310


Notes:

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

Anglers are further reminded that intentionally (wilfully) 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).

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 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

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 - FN0579
Sent June 23, 2020 at 1318