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Thanks Nicole,

Nicole said:
The lunkers I believe you are talking about are the salmon rolling, and I believe they are now as of today non target, to protect Thompson coho...

http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/x..._notice&lang=en&DOC_ID=112374&ID=recreational

Cheers,
Nicole
Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon

Subject: FN0674-RECREATIONAL - SALMON CLOSURE: Salmon Management Actions: Portion of the mainstem Fraser and Thompson Rivers in non-tidal waters of Region # 3

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The 2008 South Coast Salmon IFMP (Intergraded Fisheries Management Plan)
outlines Interior Fraser Coho conservation measures for the Fraser River. The
dates for implementing the closures are adjusted each year to reflect the dates
of the September long weekend. The following notice reflects the dates for
Coho conservation closure outlined in the 2008 South Coast Salmon IFMP.

The following measures will be implemented to protect Thompson and upper Fraser
River coho:

Effective 00:01 hours September 17, 2008 until 23:59 hours December 31, 2008 on
waters of the Fraser River in Region # 3 and waters of the Thompson River from
the confluence of the Fraser River upstream to the outlet of Kamloops Lake, you
may not fish for salmon.

Variation Order 2008-374.

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 reminded to participate in the voluntary Salmon Sport Head
Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped
Chinook salmon. Recovery of coded-wire tags from adipose fin-clipped chinook
salmon provides critical information for coast wide stock assessment. For
program information and head depot locations contact the voluntary Salmon Sport
Head Recovery Program at 1-866-483-9994 or www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish

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 1-800-465-4336.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Dean Allan Resource Management BCI area
Fisheries and Oceans Kamloops B.C. V2C 6X6
Phone: 250-851-4821
Fax: 250-851-4873
 
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