Fishery Notice

FN0538-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Area 6 - Kitimat River - Daily Limits/Gear Change - Effective July 1, 2018

All of the rivers and streams of the north coast have been closed to retention 
for Chinook salmon. The Kitimat River is a predominantly Hatchery Chinook stock 
and can support a fishery.

Kitimat River (and tributaries) downstream of the Hwy #37 bridge:
Effective July 1 to July 31, 2018 - One (1) Chinook per day under 80 cm

That portion of Subarea 6-1 that is north of a line from the old Eurocan dock 
at 53 degrees 59.600 minutes North 128 degrees 40.733 minutes West to the kiosk 
at MK Bay marina at 53 degrees 58.841 minutes North 128 degrees 39.144 minutes 

Effective July 1 to July 31, 2018 - One (1) chinook per day under 80 cm. 

Effective July 1, 2018 until further notice - Closed to fishing with a hook 
having more than one point.

Effective July 1, 2018 until further notice - Closed to fishing with natural 

Variation Oder #: 2018-RFQ-0365, 2018-RFQ-0366, 2018-RCT-0367, 2018-RCT-0359


Possession limits are two times the daily limits.

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 
1-(866)431-FISH (3474).


Darren Chow
A/ North Coast Recreational Fisheries Manager
Fisheries & Oceans Canada
417 - 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8
250 627-3441

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0538
Sent June 29, 2018 at 1508