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FN0351-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye Fishery - Area 23 Barkley Sound & Alberni Inle


Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0351-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye Fishery - Area 23 Barkley Sound & Alberni Inlet

The pre-season forecast for Somass Sockeye is 600,000. The escapement
requirement at this runsize is 371,000. At this run-size First Nations,
recreational and commercial fisheries are planned. In consultation with the
Area 23 Salmon Harvest Committee and the Port Alberni SFAC it was agreed that a
recreational fishery for sockeye in Area 23 would occur as described below.

Effective 00:01 hours Tuesday, June 1, 2010 until further notice the daily
quota for sockeye salmon in Area 23, Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet, will be
two (2).

The Somass Sockeye in-season stock assessment program will operate as in
previous years. This program collects escapement, test-fishing, catch and
environmental information on a weekly basis. This information is used to
prepare weekly in-season run-size reforecasts.

Fishers should be aware that the first in-season run-size reforecast will occur
on Wednesday, June 30. The recreational sockeye catch to that date will be
reviewed in conjunction with the run-size reforecast estimate to determine what
management actions may be required.

Variation Order Number 2010-232.


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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0351
Sent May 19, 2010 at 11:22
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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