Fishery Notice

FN0852-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye - Skeena River Watershed - Region 6 - Opening - Effective Immediately

As the current estimate past the Tyee Test fishery has exceeded 800,000 
sockeye, the Skeena River recreational sockeye fishery opens in the following 
areas, with a daily limit of one (1) sockeye.

Effective immediately to September 15, 2017:
Babine Lake, not including tributaries and excluding those waters within a 400 
m radius of the following tributary streams: Morrison Creek, Six Mile Creek, 
Pierre Creek, Pendleton Creek, Hazelwood Creek, Twain Creek, Tachek Creek, Five 
Mile Creek, Four Mile Creek, Sockeye Creek, Big Loon Creek, Tsezakwa Creek, 
Pinkut Creek. Also closed east of a line from Gullwing Creek to the south shore 
of Babine Lake.

Effective immediately to August 31, 2017:
Babine River

Effective immediately to September 15, 2017:
Skeena River mainstem waters only, upstream of the CNR railway bridge at 
Terrace, B.C. to the confluence with the Babine River (Except for Skeena River 
mainstem waters only, near the Kitwanga River mouth, from Mill Creek upstream 
to the Highway 37 Bridge.)

Effective immediately to September 15, 2017:
Skeena River mainstem waters downstream of CNR Railway bridge at Terrace, B.C.

Barbed hooks are allowed in Babine Lake.

Variation Order number 2017-422 and 2017-423

If you are going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-
Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia.  Visit the 
provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. 
residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online.  


John Webb
Recreational Fisheries Manager
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
417 - 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8
250 627-3409

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0852
Sent August 23, 2017 at 1418