Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0580-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Rivers and Tributaries Flowing into Boundary Bay - 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: Little Campbell River  
  
(Little Campbell River downstream of 12th Avenue including tributaries to that part, except no fishing for salmon downstream of a line between two fishing boundary 
signs on either side of the Little Campbell River to the pedestrian bridge at the foot of Stayte Road from August 15 to September 30).

Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective August 15, 2020 to  September 14, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is one (1) hatchery marked fish per day.
Effective September 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020:
You may fish for but not retain any Chinook salmon (Catch and release only).

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective August 15, 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 one (1) hatchery marked fish per day.

Waters: Nicomekl River (Downstream of 208th Street)
 
Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is one (1) per day.
Effective December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020: 
You may fish for but not retain any Chinook salmon (catch and release only)

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.

Waters: Serpentine River (downstream of 168th Street)
  
Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is one (1) per day.
Effective December 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020: 
You may fish for but not retain any Chinook salmon (catch and release only)

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

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

Variation Orders: 2020-RCT-307 and 2020-RFQ-308


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 - FN0580
Sent June 23, 2020 at 1338