Fishery Notice

FN0372-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - North Coast - Region 6 - Non-tidal Waters - Salmon Close Time and Chinook Quotas - Effective Immediately

Effective immediately recreational salmon fishing in the entire Skeena River 
Watershed is closed until further notice. 

Effective immediately recreational chinook fishing in the entire Nass River 
Watershed is closed until further notice.

Effective immediately there is no retention of Chinook salmon in all rivers 
draining into Pacific Fishery Management Areas 1 to 6 until further notice.

Variation Orders #2018-rfq-272, 2018-rfq-273, 2018-rfq-274, 2018-rfc-275, 2018-

Recreational harvesting opportunities for Skeena Coho and Pink salmon may occur 
at a later date and will be announced by Fishery Notice. 

Please refer to the on-line BC Sport Fishing Guide and future Fishery Notices, 
for details on confirmed opening dates, times and other restrictions.

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 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All 
Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-(866)431-FISH (3474).


Fishing information, contact:
Darren Chow
Acting Recreational Fisheries Manager
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
417 - 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8
250 627-3441

Media inquiries, contact:
Lara Sloan
Communications Officer
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
(250) 363-3749

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0372
Sent May 8, 2018 at 1424