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Has anyone heard anything? Is it going to open the Fraser river to Chinook or are they going to extent the closure? I have heard rumors that they weren't going to open it but could be just a rumour.
 

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That's a good point, I never even considered the Sockeye coming through. I wonder why DFO dosen't just enforce selective fishing techniques whilst the socks are cruising by, until they guestimate enough have gone through for the spawning cycle. Not an exact science I suppose. You think they could say no flossing 1 Aug - 1 Sep or something like that.

I'm sure there is some legality that makes that impossible.....??
 

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Category(s): RECREATIONAL - Salmon

Subject: FN0386-RECREATIONAL - SALMON: Chinook Management Actions: Subareas 29-6,29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 to 29-17 and in Region 2 the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River

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Recent catch rates in the Albion test fishery are very low and the current
forecast spawning escapement of spring and summer Fraser chinook, based on
cumulative test fishery catches through June 7, 2008, is 26,400. At the
current escapement forecast, the Department will be implementing additional
management measures to protect large spawners returning to the Fraser River.
Sport Fishing Advisory Board representatives have been consulted on these
measures. The spawning escapement forecast will be updated on June 15.

Effective 00:01 hours Monday June 16,2008 and until 23:59 hours Friday August
8, 2008, additional fishery restrictions on Chinook salmon will be in effect in
Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10. During this time period and in these areas
the daily limit is two (2) Chinook salmon per day which must be greater than 62
cm and less than 77 cm. You may not retain Chinook with a fork length less
than 62 cm or greater than 77 cm.

For a description of Subareas 26-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 please refer to
Fishery Notice 223.

Effective 00:01 hours Monday June 16, 2008 and until 23:59 hours Friday August
8, 2008, in 29-11 to 29-17 and in Region 2 the non-tidal waters of the Fraser
River you may retain one Chinook per day greater than 30 cm but less than 77
cm. You may not retain Chinook greater than 77 cm.

Variation order 2008-229 and 2008-230.

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 & Oceans Operations Center - FN0386
Sent June 13, 2008 at 1545
 
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