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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0794-RECREATIONAL: Salmon - Subareas 29-11 to 29-17 Tidal waters of the Fraser River - Management Measures to Interior Fraser River Coho

The following measures will be implemented to protect Interior Fraser River
coho and to provide selective opportunities for sockeye, Chinook and chum.

During the critical migration timing for Interior Fraser coho, the recreational
community is requested to fish selectively when fishing for sockeye, chinook
and chum. The first principle of selective harvest is to avoid catching non-
targeted stocks. This means that anglers are requested to use angling methods
that do not catch coho.

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours Friday, October 8, 2010:
-You may not fish for coho salmon.
-You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

You may selectively fish for the following species:
- Chinook salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day, only one of which may
exceed 62 cm.
- Chum salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day.
- Sockeye salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day until 23:59 hrs Sunday,
September 19, 2010 at which time there will be no fishing for sockeye salmon.

Effective 00:01 hours Saturday, October 9, 2010 to 23:59 hours Friday, December
31, 2010 and as announced in the South Coast Salmon IFMP you may retain:
- coho salmon, the daily limit is two (2) hatchery marked coho
- Chinook salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day, only one of which may
exceed 62 cm.
- Chum salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day.

Note: An "adult chinook" in this area is defined as being over 50 cm except
from September 1 to December 31 when an “adult chinook” is defined as being
over 62 cm.

Variation Order: 2010-379.

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.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0794
Sent September 8, 2010 at 13:12
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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