Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN1040-Region 1 - Cowichan River

Based on current coho and chum escapement levels to the Cowichan River the
retention limit for coho is varied to 1/day greater than 25 cm, either wild or
hatchery, and the retention of chum is varied to 2/day in the following portion
of the Cowichan River:

Downstream from the Mile 66 Trestle Bridge to the to the Highway No. 1 Bridge
(Silver Bridge). This is the typical boundary for this opening.

This opening is in effect 00:01 November 1, 2013 until 23:59 December 31, 2013.
Chinook retention is not permitted due to low returns.

Variation Order Number: 2013-483 and 2013-484

Anglers are further reminded of the following:
" The use of single barbless hooks is mandatory in all streams in Region 1;
" All foul hooked (ie: hooked other than in the mouth) must be returned to the
river immediately;

Please refer to the 2013-2015 Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis for
further restrictions and information when fishing in the non-tidal waters of
British Columbia, or contact your nearest Fish and Wildlife Office (Nanaimo 751-
3100), or Department of Fisheries and Oceans Office (Duncan 746-6221).

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.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at (866) 431-

Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers provides critical
information for coast-wide stock assessment. Sport anglers are reminded to
label and submit heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon to
Salmon Head Recovery Depots. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program at
(866) 483-9994 for further information.


Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office - Duncan (250) 746-6221.

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