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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0912-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Chilliwack River - Chum Update

In the fall of 2006 a major flood event occurred after the majority of chum had
spawned in the watershed likely affecting the survival of the eggs in the
gravel. This combined with the lowest three year old chum returns in 2007 has
necessitated caution in managing fishing opportunities on the Chilliwack River.

Therefore, the daily limit for chum on the Chilliwack River is reduced to zero
(0) effective October 15 until December 31, 2010.

The Chilliwack River remains open salmon fishing with the retention of up to
four (4) salmon per day which may be a combination of either Chinook or
hatchery marked coho. The daily limit for chinook remains at four (4) but only
one over 62 cm and at four (4) for hatchery marked coho until to December 31.

The Department has reviewed this action with the local Sport Fish Advisory
Committee.

Variation Order: 2010-428.

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.

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

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0912
Sent October 14, 2010 at 11:01
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 

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Another poorly worded notice from DFO UNLESS they are specifically excluding the Vedder and Sumas Rivers, which I think is doubtful. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see an updated notice very soon.
 
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