Fishery Notice

FN1094-RECREATIONAL - Coho - Region 1 - Qualicum River - Daily limit update

Effective immediately until December 31, 2017 the daily limit of coho salmon is 
four (4) coho day, of which only two (2) may be greater than 35 cm in the 
following portion of the Qualicum River: upstream of the Big Qualicum Hatchery, 
those waters between the pool above the upper weir (located approximately 75 
meters downstream of the E&N Bridge) to the Horne Lake Dam.

Variation Order No. 2017-552


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British 

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

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the 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 
toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Anglers are advised to check for fishing closures 
and other recreational fishing information.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected 
to the internet at 
or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence".

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 

Contact the Fisheries and Oceans Canada in your area for more information or 
visit our website at

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1094
Sent October 19, 2017 at 0907