Fishery Notice

FN1139-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chum - Region 1 - Nanaimo River - Amendment to FN1132

This notice serves to amend FN1132 to correct the Subarea listed in the finfish 
closure to Subarea 17-14. 

The full amended notice is as follows:

Effective October 26, 2017 until November 30, 2017 the daily limit of chum 
salmon is four (4) per day, in the Nanaimo River from the upstream side of the 
Cedar Road Bridge, upstream to the end of Boswell Road (Firehall Pool).

The closure from the Cedar River Bridge, upstream approximately 400m to the 
white square boundary signs located near the Highway 19 bridge crossing will 
now be open to fishing effective October 26, 2017 (normally expiring October 

Note that portion of Subarea 17-14 in the tidal portion of the Nanaimo River 
from the Cedar Bridge downstream approximately 400m to a white square boundary 
sign is a finfish closure from October 25 to November 30. This area is closed 
to all recreational fishing. 


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 - FN1139
Sent October 26, 2017 at 1031