From what I can see, you can only retain one hatchery coho from the Coquitlam from Oct 1 - Dec 31. So killing four sockeye from that system would not be legal! Check out the table via the following link:
During the late evening hours of Monday July 31, 2006 a CP train derailment at
the confluence of the Fraser / Thompson Rivers resulted in approximately 1,200
tons of coal product being spilled into the Fraser River. Some Fraser River
salmon are expected to have been exposed to this spilled coal product.
Best information received to date suggests that the risk to human health
associated with consumption of salmon potentially exposed to the coal material
is very small. Samples of salmon that may have been exposed to this coal
product will be collected to determine if exposure to this material has
potential to render these fish unfit for human consumption. As a precautionary
approach, fishers who may have caught and retained salmon in the Fraser River
since the time of the spill should consider only consuming the flesh of the
fish (ie: no consumption of external parts of the fish including skin, heads,
etc). A further option fishers may wish to consider is retaining but not
consuming the fish until analysis of the samples collected can be completed.
The results from the sample analysis is expected to be available early in the
week of August 7. A follow up information notice will be prepared outlining
the results of the sample analysis.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DFO Kamloops, B.C.
Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0617
Sent August 2, 2006 at 1553
If you see anyone retaining fish from the Coquitlam other than Hatchery Coho as stated by FFM, call the DFO or RCMP. There is no retention of any other type of fish in this river. Especially 4 Sockeye! The coquitlam used to have a great run of socks until the dam went up years back. Since then it has dwindled to next to nothing.
ill tell you what you do if you see someone pulling or snagin fish out of the coquitlam river its very simple .first you need to have a very quiet pair of sneekers,second you need a good framing hammer ,third is a good swing. need i say more :shock: never knew socks were in there but ive seen what peeps do when pinks and chum enter snaggy snaggy .im sure thats how budy caught those socks. that river is so low now fish would be holding in any pool it could find.
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