Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN1219-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 29 and Region 2- Fraser River Chinook management to July 15, 2014

This is a reminder to the recreational fishing community regarding the
management of Fraser River Chinook stocks over the approaching months.

As part of a continued suite of management measures required to reduce harvest
impacts on Fraser River chinook salmon stocks of concern (including those
stocks in the Spring 4-2, Spring 5-2 and Summer 5-2 PST management units),
restrictions continue to be required in commercial, recreational and First
Nations fisheries that impact on these stocks.

Area 29 Off Fraser River mouth (29-6,7,9 and 10):
Effective 00:01 hours Wednesday, January 1, 2014 until 23:59 hours Wednesday,
April 30, 2014 in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 the daily limit is two
(2) Chinook salmon with a minimum size limit of 62 cm.

Effective 00:01 Thursday, May 1, 2014 to 23:59 hours Tuesday, July 15, 2014
chinook salmon may not be retained.

The tidal waters of the Fraser River and the non-tidal waters of the Fraser
River in Region 2 (Mission Bridge to Alexandria Bridge):
Effective 00:01 Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to 23:59 hours Tuesday, July 15,
2014 there is no fishing for salmon.

VO# 2013-551


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

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.

Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all
fin fishing. Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing
information, can be found on the Internet at:

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
1-(866)431-FISH (3474).


Contact the local DFO office in your area or Brian Matts, Resource Manager at

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN1219
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