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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0785-Salmon: Troll - Area H - Fraser River Chum - Opening

A surplus of Fraser River chum salmon has been identified in the terminal area.

Area 29
Troll opens 00:01 hours Saturday, October 18 until 23:59 hours Friday, October
24 in Subareas 29-3, a portion of 29-4 north of the 49th parallel and 29-6.

The target for this fishery is chum salmon although retention of pink salmon is
permitted. Fishers are reminded mandatory non-retention and non-possession on
all coho, sockeye, chinook, steelhead and sturgeon are in effect.

An update for further fishing opportunities for Area H Troll in Area 29 will be
provided on Thursday, October 23.

Variation Order No. 2008-STN-001

Note:

1. Fishers must have a valid 2008 Salmon Area H licence complete with
conditions of the 2008 Salmon Area H licence. Fishers are reminded to review
their conditions of licence.

2. The use of single barbless hooks is mandatory in 2008.

3. A mandatory logbook and hail-in program will be in effect for the 2008
season. At the end of each fishing day prior to 08:00h of the next day, the
vessel master must, as a condition of licence, record their catch information
in their Salmon Log Book and report their catch by calling 1-888-387-0007.

4. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is interested in reports of sea turtles in BC
waters. By documenting sightings we are able to learn more about how, when, and
where these turtles are using our waters. If you see a sea turtle, please call
this toll-free phone number: 1-866-I SAW ONE (1-866-472-9663) or e-mail
[email protected]. Please include information such as the type of sea
turtle seen (i.e. leatherback), the location, and time of sighting.

5. Fishers are requested to avoid fishing among birds and not to run the line
if birds are near the net. Fishers are requested to retain all dead birds
which are entangled and to release live and unharmed birds by placing them in
the water. Please check all birds for metal bird bands (rings) on the leg. If
a bird is banded please contact Doug Bertram with the band number and capture
date and location at 1 250-363-6735 or by the email below. Handle birds with
gloves, double bag dead birds and label each bird with date, time, and location
and store them on ice. Please call your local charter patrol to organize pick-
up or drop them off at a local DFO office. Alternatively, please send
photographs of birds with a reference object such as a coin, and the date, time
and location to [email protected]. Your names and vessel names do not need
to be identified or included.

Recorded updates for Area H fleet are available at (604) 666-2828.


FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (604)666-2370

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0785
Sent October 17, 2008 at 14:11
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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