Fishery Notice

FN0746-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye - Region 3 - Fraser River - Opening August 15, 2018

Fraser River

Effective 05:00 hours August 15 until September 15, 2018 during daylight hours 
only, in the waters of the Fraser River from the confluence of Fraser / Seton 
rivers downstream to the fishing boundary signs located on both sides of the 
river approximately 4 km downstream of the town of Lillooet, you may retain two 
(2) sockeye per day. Non Retention of Chinook Salmon consistent with Zone 1 
management actions for Spring and Summer Chinook identified in the 2018/19 
South Coast Integrated Fisheries management Plan.           

Day light hours only refers to (One hour before sunrise to one hour after 
sunset).  Reference to sunrise and sunset means the times for those events as 
calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily at

Variation order 2018-RCT-0405; 2018-RFQ-404

This reflects a change to the BC Freshwater Salmon Supplement.  The on-line 
version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this notice, please 


The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific Salmon (other than 
kokanee) from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4).

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

Sport anglers and guides are reminded to label and submit heads from adipose 
fin-clipped (hatchery-marked) chinook and coho salmon to the Salmon 	Head 
Recovery Program. Recovery of coded-wire tags from recreational fishers 
provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  For more 
information and locations of Depots contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
Program at (866) 483-9994  or visit the following site:

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 (866) 431-

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dale Michie, 250-851-4946

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0746
Sent August 9, 2018 at 0957