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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0632-RECREATIONAL - SALMON: Sockeye - Region 8 - Osoyoos Lake opportunity

As of July 25th the estimate of Sockeye past Wells Dam was 250,000. This return
exceeds the 60,000 sockeye past Wells Dam indicated in the South Coast
Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for meeting spawner objectives, providing
for First Nations food, social and ceremonial fisheries and allowing a
recreation fishery opportunity. This return is the highest on record since
1938. As a result, Fisheries and Oceans will be opening a new recreational
fishing opportunity in Osoyoos Lake.

Recreational fishing will open for sockeye from August 13 to August 22 during
daylight hours only in the waters of the North basin of Osoyoos Lake from the
Hwy #3 Bridge north to a line commencing at the East side of the lake at the
mouth of Inkameep Creek, GPS coordinates 49° 04 13.08 N, 119° 30 19.03 W to
Inkameep Lodge Pier on the west side of the lake GPS coordinates 49° 03 49.35N,
119° 30 24.44W.

Daylight hours only refers to one hour before sunrise to one hour after
sunset. Reference to sunrise and sunset means the times for those events as
calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily in
the Kelowna Daily Courier.

Limit: 2 per day 4 possession, monthly limit of 8.

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 2010-342 and 2010-343.


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

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.

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-

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0632
Sent August 11, 2010 at 10:57
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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