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Thats no fishing for salmon period in region 2.

Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon

Subject: FN0131-Early timed Fraser Chinook: Areas 19 and 20, 29 and Region 2 - Recreational Management Actions

Spawning escapements of early timed Fraser Chinook have declined to very low
levels and the Department is implementing additional measures to reduce harvest
impacts. Additional management measures are required for commercial,
recreational and First Nation fisheries to halt the decline of early timed

Effective 00:01 hrs Tues, March 11 until 23:59 hrs Thurs, May 15, in Subareas
19-1 to 19-4 and Subarea 20-5 (those waters near Victoria between Cadboro Pt to
Sheringham Pt) the daily limit is two (2) wild or hatchery marked chinook
salmon per day between 45 cm and 67 cm in length. An option to retain hatchery
marked chinook greater than 67 cm is still under consideration.

Effective 00:01 hrs Tues, April 1 until 23:59 hrs Fri, May 30 in Subareas 29-6,
29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 the daily limit is zero (0) chinook salmon.

Subareas 29-11 to 29-17 and Region 2 are currently no fishing for salmon.
Effective 00:01 hrs Thurs, May 1 until 23:59 hrs Sun, June 15, the daily limit
is zero (0) chinook salmon.


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal
waters of British Columbia. This includes all species of fish in the Fraser

Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye. These fish are
hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the
numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye.

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

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the voluntary 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 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
(866) 431-FISH.

Variation Orders No. 2008-97 and 2008-107 dated March 07, 2008

Contact the local DFO office in your area for further information.
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well i for one am not surprised. now if it opens after the 15th of june and DFO requests selective fishing methods be used MAYBE people will listen before it's completely shut down
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