Fishery Notice

FN1162-RECREATIONAL - Salmon- Coho and Chum - Region 1 - Cowichan River - Daily limit update

Effective November 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017 the daily limit of coho 
salmon is one (1) per day, and the daily limit of chum salmon is two (2) per 
day in the Cowichan River downstream from the Mile 66 Trestle Bridge to the 
Highway Number 1 Bridge (Silver Bridge).  This is the typical boundary for this 

Variation order number: 2017-581


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 

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 - FN1162
Sent October 31, 2017 at 1606