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Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0941-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Chehalis River, Harrison River, Stave River and Nicomen Slough - Chum Update

Region 2

Further to FN0930 and FN0931 the coastwide returns of chum salmon have been
very poor and the current in-season estimate for the return to the Fraser River
is 789,000. According to the South Coast Salmon IFMP, at this run size
commercial fisheries are suspended, recreational fisheries are restricted and
First Nations FSC fisheries remain unchanged.

Therefore, the daily limit for chum salmon is reduced to zero (0) effective one
hour after sunset, Sunday, October 24, 2010 until December 31, 2010 on the
Harrison River, Stave River and Nicomen Slough.

In addition, the Chehalis River will not open on November 1st to the retention
of chum.

The opportunities for hatchery marked coho and Chinook salmon remain open at
the limits identified on the DFO website at: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-
gp/rec/fresh-douce/region2-eng.htm

The Department has advised the local Sport Fish Advisory Committee of this
action.

The next scheduled update on the status of Fraser River chum returns will be
provided on Thursday, October 28, 2010.

VARIATION ORDER: 2010-452

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Debra Sneddon, Program Coordinator (604) 666-6509

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 - FN0941
Sent October 22, 2010 at 14:25
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
 
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