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Effective 00:01 hrs Saturday, July 28 until further notice, in Area 29, except
for Subarea 29-8, the daily limit for recreationally caught sockeye is four (4)
per day. This includes the tidal portion of the Fraser River downstream from
the CPR Bridge at Mission, BC.

Sockeye retention is not permitted in Subarea 29-8 (Boundary Bay).

Sockeye retention is currently not permitted in the non-tidal portion of the
Fraser River from the CPR Bridge at Mission, BC upstream to the Alexandra

The next update regarding the status of the recreational sockeye retention
fishery will be following the Fraser River Panel meeting which occurs on
Tuesday, August 1.


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

Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye. These fish are
hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the
numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye.

The term "hatchery marked" means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the
adipose fin.

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.

Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all
fin fishing. Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing
information, can be found on the Internet at:


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.

Variation Order No. 2006-360 - July 26, 2006

Contact the local DFO office in your area for updated information as it becomes

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0582
Sent July 27, 2006 at 1549


Have fun, Jason

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In the mouth of the Fraser....or you could join up with the gong show at the various bars of the lower Fraser. Take your pick. If you have a nice sized boat, try the mouth and troll some pink hootchies. I'm trying the mouth....Cheers! -Nathan in NW
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