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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0741-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 24 - Non-retention of sockeye in the recreational fishery off WCVI in Area 24

Effective immediately, until further notice, the daily limit of sockeye in Area
24 will be reduced to zero (0).

Further to Fishery Notice (0594), protection measures for local Sockeye stocks
in Areas 25 to 27 are in place through closures to recreational salmon
retention; however, in Area 24 local Sockeye stocks of concern are still
susceptible to harvest by the recreational fishery.

The local SFAC supports actions to protect local Clayoquot sockeye stocks.


Notes:

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.

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:

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 (800) 465-4336.

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

Variation Order No. 2010-345 – August 27, 2010


FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0741
Sent August 30, 2010 at 10:11
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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