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ABORIGINAL - Salmon: Economic Opportunities

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0665-ABORIGINAL - Salmon: Aboriginal Economic Sockeye Fishing Opportunity - Area 29 - Lower Fraser Area

In those waters of the Harrison River located between the outlet of Harrison
Lake downstream to the railway Bridge below the Highway 7 Bridge:

Set Nets open from 18:00 hours to 07:00 hours daily from August 17 to August
20, 2010.

Drift Nets open from 19:00 hours to 07:00 hours daily from August 17 to August
20, 2010. An extension is possible if the allocation is not harvested within
the times noted above.

Only individuals designated by the Chehalis and Scowlitz Indian Bands are
authorized to participate in this fishery. All aspects of the licence will be
enforced. Fishers are advised to contact their local bands for a copy of the
conditions of this licence.

The amount of Sockeye to be harvested in this fishery will be based on a
percentage share of the Canadian Commercial Total Allowable Catch of the stocks
in the Harrison River as determined in-season by the Fraser Panel. This number
will be provided weekly to Chehalis and Scowlitz.

All efforts and attempts shall be made to return all non target species to the
water alive. All viable steelhead, wild coho salmon and sturgeon must not be

All salmon retained under the authority of this licence must be transported to
the Scowlitz or Chehalis landing station and made available for inspection.

For more information call Sheldon Evers, Resource Manager Lower Fraser at (604)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0665
Sent August 17, 2010 at 13:45
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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Is that a typo from Dfo there Rick open to drift from 19:00 till 7:00, isn't that over night in the cover of darkness, something doesn't add up with that

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Its not a typo. Gillnetting in clear water areas is much more effective at night. During the day, the fish can see the net (or at least most of them). In the Fraser, with dirtier water, you can fish anytime.
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