Fishery Notice

Category(s):
Yukon/TBR - Recreational Salmon
Subject:
FN0520-YUKON/TBR - RECREATIONAL Salmon - Stikine and Taku Rivers - 2019 Chinook Salmon Forecasts, Daily Quota Reductions, and Area Closures


Stikine River (drainage):

The preseason forecast for Stikine River large Chinook salmon is 8,300, well 
below the escapement target of 17,400 (range: 14,000-28,000). A forecast of 
this magnitude does not provide for any directed harvest opportunity. As a 
result, the Stikine River (including tributaries) daily recreational quotas for 
Chinook salmon are reduced to 0 (zero) fish over 65 cms and 0 (zero) fish 65 
cms or less effective April 01, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Additionally, the 
Tahltan River will be closed to recreational salmon fishing effective June 01 
to August 31, 2019.

Taku River (drainage):

The preseason forecast for Taku River large Chinook salmon is 9,100, which is 
well below the escapement target of 25,500 (range: 19,000-36,000). A forecast 
of this magnitude does not provide for any directed harvest opportunity. As a 
result, the Taku River (including tributaries) daily recreational quotas for 
Chinook salmon are reduced to 0 (zero) fish over 65 cms and 0 (zero) fish 65 
cms or less effective April 01, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The portion of the 
Nakina River from the centre line to the northern bank, starting from a 
boundary sign located approximately 300 metres upstream of the Nakina and Sloko 
rivers confluence to a boundary sign located approximately 1300 metres upstream 
of the Nakina and Sloko rivers confluence will be closed to recreational salmon 
fishing effective April 01, 2019 to March 31, 2020. Additionally, the entire 
Nakina River will be closed to recreational salmon fishing effective July 20 to 
August 15, 2019 and Tatsatua Creek will be closed to salmon fishing effective 
August 20 to September 15, 2019.

The daily quota reductions and area closures are necessary to ensure that 
Chinook salmon escapement is maximized in the Stikine and Taku rivers for 2019. 
Further restrictions or liberalizations are subject to inseason information.


Variation Order No. 2019-RFQ-0138 Pacific Region Quota

Variation Order No. 2019-RCT-0131 Pacific Region Close Time


For more information contact:

Bill Waugh, Fisheries and Oceans Canada - (867)393-6764 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0520
Sent June 10, 2019 at 1056