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Area 18, 19, 29 Chinook - BC Fishing Updates




Author Topic:  Area 18, 19, 29 Chinook
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Posted on: 2017/05/08 14:19:52 * Reply
Subject: FN0410-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Areas 18, 19 and 29 - Management Actions Effective May 8, 2017

Consistent with the 2016/17 Southern BC Salmon Integrated Fisheries Management
Plan, the Department is implementing management measures to protect Fraser
River Spring 4(2) Chinook populations as they migrate to the Fraser River.

Effective Dates: 00:01 hours May 8 until 23:59 hours June 16, 2017

Waters: Subareas 18-1 to 18-6, 18-9 and 18-11, 19-5, and that portion of
Subareas 29-4 and 29-5 that lies south of a line from a point on the east side
of Valdes Island located at 49 deg 05.562 min N, 123 deg 39.989 min W then
extending 57 degrees True for 5 nautical miles to a point at 49 deg 08.316 min
N, 123 deg 33.669 min W.

Management Measures: The daily limit is two (2) chinook salmon per day of
which only one (1) chinook may be greater than 67 cm.

The minimum size limit for chinook salmon in these waters is 62 cm.

The Department is currently reviewing management measures to protect Fraser
Spring and Summer 5(2) that will be required after June 17, 2017. An update on
these management measures will be announced in a subsequent fishery notice.

Variation Order: 2017-253


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