Fishery Notice

Category(s):
RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Subject:
FN0932-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Sunshine Coast Systems - 2020 Fishery Management Measures - Reminder


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 Sunshine Coast systems has been completed and has resulted in no changes to previous regulations; reminder of following actions in place for these systems.  

Waters: Chapman Creek 

(Upstream of tidal water fishing boundary signs located below the Hwy 101 Bridge to 100 m below the falls. The falls are located approximately 550 m upstream of the power line crossing).

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective immediately to March 31, 2021:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) hatchery marked fish per day, only 2 over 35 cm.

Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective immediately to March 31, 2021:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) per day, only one over 50 cm.

Waters: Khartoum Lake

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective immediately to March 31, 2021:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) per day.

Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective immediately to March 31, 2021:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) per day.

Single barbless hook in effect for this system.

Waters: Lois Lake

Management measures - Coho salmon:  
Effective immediately to March 31, 2021:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) per day.

Management measures - Chinook salmon:  
Effective immediately to March 31, 2021:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) per day.
  
Single barbless hook in effect for this system.

Waters: Sakinaw Lake

East of a line from a fishing boundary sign north of the Sakinaw boat launch, southwesterly to a fishing boundary sign at 49°11.50'N, 123°58.45'W (this encompasses the bay at Haskins Creek and the unnamed bay southwest of the boat launch); and the body of water known as Bear Bay, east of 124°02.13'W (Marked by fishing boundary signs).

Management measures:
Effective November 1 to December 31, 2020:
- No fishing for salmon.
 
Variation Orders: 2020-RFQ-470


Notes:

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).

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 - FN0932
Sent September 4, 2020 at 1449