A commercial economic opportunity fishery is authorized for the Aitchelitz, Chawathil, Cheam, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwaw-kwaw-apilt, Peters, Seabird Island, Shxwha:y, Shxw'ow'hamel, Skowkale, Skwah, Soowahlie, Squiala, Sumas, Tzeacten, Union Bar, and Yale First Nation for Sockeye salmon using set and drift gill nets in the lower Fraser River. This fishery is open for set nets from 06:00 hours, Thursday, August 30 to 12:00 hours, Friday, August 31, 2018 and for drift nets from 06:00 hours to 16:00 hours on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in the following area: portions of Area 29 and Region 2, the main stem of the Fraser River from the Port Mann Bridge to Sawmill Creek. Only individuals designated by the Aitchelitz, Chawathil, Cheam, Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwaw-kwaw-apilt, Peters, Seabird Island, Shxwha:y, Shxw'ow'hamel, Skowkale, Skwah, Soowahlie, Squiala, Sumas, Tzeachten, Union Bar, Yale First Nation are authorized to participate in this fishery. All aspects of the communal licence will be enforced. Fish harvesters are advised to contact their band for a copy of the conditions of their fishing licence. Notes: The target species in this fishery is Fraser River Sockeye salmon. There will be non-retention of Chinook, Coho, steelhead and sturgeon. This fishery has been designed to address stocks of concern. All non-target species will be released back to the water alive and unharmed. It is mandatory that all salmon retained under the authority of this licence be transported to the nearest landing station and made available for inspection. A monitor shall be present during all landing of catch to record the number and weight of each species of salmon delivered. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is monitoring seabird by-catch to determine potential impact on bird populations under current fishing effort and bird numbers. Fishers are requested to submit all dead birds entangled in nets to ECCC for species confirmation and DNA analysis to determine the colony of origin. Please call your local charter patrol to organize pick-up, drop carcasses off at a local DFO office, or contact ECCC directly by calling the Wild Bird Mortality Reporting Line 1-866-431-2473 (BIRD). Handle birds with gloves, double bag dead birds. Label bag with date, time, location, fishery opening and vessel name (Skipper name isn't needed). Alternatively, please send photographs of birds with a reference object such as a coin, and the date, time, location, fishery opening and vessel name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions: contact Laurie Wilson (email@example.com, 604-862-8817). Fishers are advised to notify local DFO managers or patrol vessels to report abandoned, lost, or entangled gear. The 24 hour toll-free phone-in line for fisheries notices is 1-866-431-3474. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Sheldon Evers, Resource Manager - Fraser Interior Area at (604) 666-8049.
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