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Author Topic:  Fraser River Salmon Openings
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Posted on: 2017/09/13 14:38:16 * Reply
Opening dates and limits for Chinook, Chum and Coho are listed in the following three notices:

Subject: FN0941-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 29 (Fraser River Mouth) - Salmon Opportunities

The recreational fishery for salmon in the Fraser River mouth will open with
the management measures noted below.

Waters: Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 (Fraser River mouth).

Management measure: Effective 00:01 hours, September 13 until 23:59 hours
December 31, 2017:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is two (2) with a minimum size limit of 62
cm.
- The daily limit for chum salmon is four (4).
- You may not retain sockeye or pink salmon.
- You may not retain coho salmon, except in that portion of Subarea 29-10 that
lies easterly of a line from Gower Point to the Tango 10 light Buoy, then to
the northern tip of Lulu Island where you may retain two (2) hatchery coho per
day.

Variation Order numbers: 2017-476, 2017-477,2017-478,2017-479



Subject: FN0940-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Area 29 - Tidal Waters of the Fraser River - Salmon Opportunities

Waters: Tidal waters of the Fraser River (downstream edge of the CPR Bridge at
Mission to the mouth).

Management measures:

Effective September 13 until October 6, 2017:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than
62 cm.
- The daily limit for chum salmon is four (4).
- You may not retain coho or pink salmon.
- No fishing for sockeye salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

Effective October 7 until December 31, 2017:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than
62 cm.
- The daily limit for chum salmon is four (4).
- The daily limit for coho salmon is two (2) hatchery marked only.
- You may not retain sockeye or pink salmon.

In the tidal Fraser River, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour
before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

Variation Order numbers: 2017-476, 2017-477, 2017-478, 2017-479



Subject: FN0939-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Non-Tidal Fraser River - Salmon Opportunities

The recreational fishery for salmon in the non-tidal waters of the Fraser River
will open with the management measures noted below.

Waters: Fraser River in Region 2 from the downstream side of the CPR
Bridge at Mission, BC to the Highway 1 Bridge at Hope, BC.

Management Measures:

Effective September 13, 2017 until October 9, 2017:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than
62 cm.
- The daily limit for chum salmon is two (2).
- No fishing for sockeye salmon.
- You may not retain pink or coho salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

Effective October 10, 2017 until December 31, 2017:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than
62 cm.
- The daily limit for chum salmon is two (2).
- The daily limit for coho salmon is two (2) hatchery marked fish only. You
may not retain wild coho.
- You may not retain pink or sockeye salmon.

Waters: The Fraser River in Region 2 from the Highway 1 Bridge at Hope, BC to
the confluence with Sawmill Creek.

Management Measures:

Effective September 13, 2017 until October 14, 2017:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than
62 cm.
- You may not fish for sockeye salmon.
- You may not retain chum, pink, or coho salmon.
- You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

Effective October 15, 2017 until December 31, 2017:

- The daily limit for chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than
62 cm.
- You may not retain chum, sockeye, pink, or coho salmon.

Waters: The Fraser River in Region 2 upstream of the confluence with Sawmill
Creek.

Management Measures: You may not fish for salmon.

Reminder: In Region 2, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour
before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

Variation Order Numbers: 2017-473, 2017-474 and 2017-475


Notes:

Single barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters
of British Columbia.

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters and non-
tidal waters in British Columbia.

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

 

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