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 beach seine nets in the lower Fraser River. This fishery is open for beach seine and shallow seine nets on Thursday September 27 and Friday September 28, 2018 from 08:00 hours to 17:00 hours daily, in the following areas: Beach seines: portions of Area 29, the mainstem of the Fraser River from the Port Mann Bridge to Sawmill Creek. Shallow seines: the mainstem of the Fraser River from the Mission Bridge to the confluence with the Sumas River. 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. The incidental catch of chum may be retained for sale. There will be non-retention of hatchery marked sockeye, 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 email@example.com. Questions: contact Laurie Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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