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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0830-RECREATIONAL - SALMON: Region 3 - Extension for Sockeye in Fraser River near Lillooet

Conservation measures are in place to limit Canadian exploitation rates for
Interior Fraser River coho to 3%. Measures include a moving timing window in
the Fraser River which began September 7 below Mission during which only
selective fishery opportunities may be permitted.

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.


Effective: Monday September 20, 2010 to Thursday September 30, 2010, Daylight
Hours only (One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset). Reference to
sunrise and sunset in the Schedule to this Order means the times for those
events as calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published
daily in the Kamloops newspaper.

The retention of four (4) sockeye per day, with a combined daily limit of four
(4) salmon per day, in the following waters:

In the Waters of the Fraser River (Region 3) from the confluence of the
Fraser / Seton River downstream to the fishing boundary signs located on both
sides of the river approximately 4km downstream of the town of Lillooet.


Effective Wednesday, September 22, 2010 to Thursday, September 30, 2010, on the
Thompson River (during daylight hours as defined above)and Effective Monday,
September 27, 2010 to Thursday, September 30, 2010, on the Fraser River(during
daylight hours as defined above):

You may not fish for coho salmon.
You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

You may selectively fish for the following species:
- Sockeye salmon, the daily limit is four (4) per day.

Variation Order 2010-389 and 2010-390.


The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than
kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4). The possession
limit is eight (8) Salmon.

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 or visit our website at: http://www.pac.dfo-
mpo.gc.ca

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.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Fisheries and Oceans Kamloops B.C. V2C 6X6
Phone: 250-851-4950

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0830
Sent September 16, 2010 at 10:30
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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