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Subject: FN0594-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - South Coast - Recreational sockeye retention in Southern B.C. Marine Waters

The current status of the Fraser River sockeye return provides for recreational
sockeye retention opportunities in most Southern B.C. marine waters.

Effective 00:01 hours Thursday August 05, until further notice, in those waters
open to salmon fishing in the following Areas, the daily limit for
recreationally caught sockeye is four (4) per day:

- Areas 11, 111, 12 and 13 (Queen Charlotte Sound, Queen Charlotte Strait,
Johnstone Strait and Discovery Passage);

- Areas 14 to 19 (Strait of Georgia);

- Area 20 (Juan de Fuca Strait);

- Areas 21, 24 to 27, 121 and 123 to 127 (West Coast of Vancouver Island) Note
that Area 23 is currently open to the retention of sockeye targeting Barkley
Sound sockeye;

- Area 28 (Howe Sound, Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm);

- Area 29 – (Subareas 29-1 to 29-5)
Note that opportunities in the remainder of Area 29 including the tidal
portions of the Fraser River will be provided by separate fishery notice.

Sockeye retention is not permitted in the following areas:

- In Nitinat Lake (Area 22);


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 Order No. 2010-333


Contact the local DFO office in your area for updated information as it becomes

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0594
Sent August 4, 2010 at 10:40
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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