Fishery Notice

FN1001-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chum - Region 1 - Nitinat River - Angling Opportunities - Effective Immediately

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 30, 2019, the daily limit for 
Chum Salmon is two (2) per day in the Nitinat River, downstream of Parker 
Creek, EXCLUDING the following finfish closures:

- from the powerline crossing above the Nitinat River Hatchery water intake, 
downstream to the lowest point of confluence with the Little Nitinat River, 
then perpendicular to the Nitinat River current to a point on the opposite 

- between fishing boundary signs located approximately 100 m above and below 
Red Rock Pool.

- from 50 m upstream to 50 m downstream of the Nitinat River Bridge.

Variation Orders: 2019-RFQ-514

Anglers are reminded that fishing is only permitted in this area using a single 
barbless hook with a 15 mm (or less) hook to shank measurement.  

Anglers are further reminded that intentionally (willfully) foul-hooking fish 
or attempting to foul hook fish is illegal and that non-compliance may result 
in closure. (Foul hook is defined as: hooking a fish in any part of its body 
other than the mouth).

Please note that the above noted portion of the Nitinat River will be closed to 
fishing for salmon from October 1 to 14 as scheduled to protect Chinook 

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 1-800-465-4336.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 
1-866-431-FISH (3474).

Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at 

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1001
Sent September 27, 2019 at 1307