Fishery Notice

FN0880-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Tidal Waters of the Fraser River (29-11 to 29-17) - Pink Salmon Opportunities - Effective September 3, 2021

Waters: Tidal waters of the Fraser River (downstream edge of the CPR Bridge at Mission to the mouth) 

Management measures:  

Effective September 3, 2021 until September 18, 2021:
- The daily limit for Pink salmon is four (4).
- You may not retain Chinook, Coho, or Chum salmon.
- No fishing for Sockeye salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

In the tidal Fraser River, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset each day.

Variation Order(s): 2021-RCT-477, 2021-RFQ-478, 2021-RGM-479


The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4). Individual species limits also apply.

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

The term "marked" means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

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.

If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia. Visit the provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online. (

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).


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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0880
Sent September 2, 2021 at 1523