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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0795-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Non-tidal waters of the Fraser River in Region 2 - Management Measures to Protect 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 this 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.

Fraser River – in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River, from the CPR Bridge
at Mission, BC upstream to a line drawn between two triangular white boundary
signs located on opposite sides of the Fraser River approximately 3 km upstream
of the confluence with the Harrison River (downstream of Jesperson’s Bar)

The retention of two (2) sockeye salmon per day is currently permitted in this
area. Effective one hour after sunset Sunday, September 19, 2010, you may not
fish for sockeye salmon.

Effective 00:01 hours Thursday, September 9, 2010 to one hour before sunrise
Sunday, October 12, 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 two (2) per day.

Effective one hour before sunrise Sunday, October 12, 2010 to one hour after
sunset 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 two (2) per day.

Fraser River – from a line drawn between two triangular white boundary signs
located on opposite sides of the Fraser River approximately 3 km upstream of
the confluence with the Harrison River (downstream of Jesperson’s Bar) upstream
to the Highway #1 bridge at Hope

The retention of two (2) sockeye salmon is currently permitted in this area.
Effective one hour after sunset Sunday, September 19, 2010 you may not fish for
sockeye salmon.

Effective one hour after sunset Sunday, September 19, 2010 until one hour
before sunrise Sunday, October 12, 2010, you may not fish for salmon.

Effective one hour before sunrise Sunday, October 12, 2010 to one hour after
sunset 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 two (2) per day.

Fraser River – from the Highway #1 bridge at Hope to Sawmill Creek
The retention of two (2) sockeye salmon is currently permitted in this area.

Effective one hour after sunset Sunday, September 19, 2010 until one hour
before sunrise Sunday, October 17, 2010, you may not fish for salmon.

Effective one hour before sunrise Monday, October 18, 2010 until one hour after
sunset, 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 two (2) per day.

Fraser River – from the confluence with Sawmill Creek to the Alexandra Bridge
The retention of two (2) sockeye salmon is currently permitted in this area.

Effective one hour after sunset Sunday, September 19, 2010 until one hour
before 23:59 hours Friday, December 31, 2010, you may not fish for salmon.

Variation Order: 2010-378.

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 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 - FN0795
Sent September 8, 2010 at 13:39
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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