Fishery Notice

FN0709-RECREATIONAL - Salmon: Region 2 - Non-Tidal Fraser River - Salmon Opportunities

The current status of the Fraser River Sockeye salmon return provides for 
recreational sockeye retention opportunities in Region 2 (Fraser and Harrison 

Waters: Fraser River waters in Region 2(non-tidal waters of the Fraser River); 
and that portion of the Harrison River downstream of the Highway 7 Bridge to 
the confluence with the Fraser River.

Management Measures:  

Effective August 7 until September 3, 2018: 

- The daily limit for Sockeye salmon is two (2).
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) with only one (1) greater than 
50 cm.

Reminder: In Region 2, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour 
before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

Variation Order No. 2018-RCT-0401, 2018-RFQ-0402 - Region 2 Quota, 2018RFQ-403


Single Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in non-tidal waters 
of British Columbia. 

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters and non-
tidal waters in British Columbia. 

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.

If you're 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. 

Anglers are advised to check for fishing closures 
and other recreational fishing information

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).


Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0709
Sent August 3, 2018 at 1514