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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0533-RECREATIONAL - SALMON: Region 3 and Region 8 - Minimum Size and Time and Area Closures in the Mabel Lake, South Thompson and Shuswap Rivers

The intention of the IFMP objective on Spring age 42 chinook is to
substantially reduce fishery exploitation rates to effectively protect and
conserve Spring age 42 chinook. Initial consultations for actions to protect
Spring age 42 Chinook in the Terminal areas of region # 3 and region # 8 did
not cover the terminal area of the South Thompson and Shuswap Rivers where
Bessette Creek 42 Chinook may be impacted. There are existing recreational
opportunities that were designed to focus harvest on the Summer 4 sub 1 stocks
that may have an impact on Chinook returning to Bessette Creek. Modifications
have been made to these fisheries to provide protection to Chinook returning to
Bessette Creek. These actions will build on actions taken prior to July 15 in
the marine and Fraser River areas.

The following management measures will be implemented during the dates outlined
below:

Shuswap River
Effective immediately to Noon August 15, 2010, on that portion of the waters of
the Shuswap River from the water survey station approximately 200m down stream
of Shuswap Falls Hatchery to Fishing Boundary signs 1 km down stream. No
fishing for Salmon.

Shuswap River and Mabel Lake
Effective immediately to Noon August 15, 2010, on that portion of the waters of
the Shuswap River between Shuswap Falls and Mabel Lake; upstream from the signs
above Mara Bridge to Mabel Lake and the waters of Mabel Lake south of fishing
boundary signs located on opposite shores approximately 1 km from Wap Creek. 1
per day, minimum Size of 77cm.

Effective August 16 to Noon Sept 12, 2010, on that portion of the waters of the
Shuswap River upstream from the signs above Mara Bridge to Mabel Lake and the
waters of Mabel Lake south of fishing boundary signs located on opposite shores
approximately 1 km from Wap Creek. 4 per day 2 over 50cm. Monthly quota is 4
over 50cm, including Shuswap river and Mabel Lake Chinook.

Note: These Fisheries are open Daylight hours only 1 hour before sunrise to 1
hour after sunset. Reference to sunrise and sunset in the Schedule to this
Order means the times for those events as calculated by the National Research
Council of Canada and published daily in the Kamloops newspaper.

South Thompson River
Effective August 5 to August 15, 2010, on that portion of the waters of the
South Thompson River from the green can buoy near the outlet of Little River to
100m down stream of Campbell Creek. No fishing for Salmon.

Effective August 16 to Sept 22, 2010, on that portion of the waters of the
South Thompson River from the green can buoy near the outlet of Little River to
100m down stream of Campbell Creek. 4 per day 2 over 50cm. Monthly quota is 6
over 50cm.

This reflects a change to the BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement. The on-line
version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this notice, please
browse: www-comm.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/english/recreation/

Variation orders 2010-314, 315, 316, 317, 318.

Notes:
The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than
kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4).

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
River.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (866) 483-9994 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for further information.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (800) 465-4336 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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



Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0533
Sent July 16, 2010 at 16:30
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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