Fishery Notice

FN1152-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Coho - Region 1 - Cowichan River - Coho Salmon Angling Opportunities - Effective November 8, 2019

Effective 00:01 hours November 8, 2019 to 23:59 hours December 31, 2019, the 
daily limit for Coho Salmon is one (1) per day, in the following portion of the 
Cowichan River:

-from 66 Mile Trestle downstream to the white triangle boundary sign located in 
Sandy Pool Regional Park.

As per FN1130, all other salmon species remain non-retention.


Please be reminded the minimum size for Coho is 25 cm in non-tidal waters.

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal 
waters of British Columbia.
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).

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery 
program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped Chinook and 
Coho salmon.  Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for 
coast-wide stock assessment.  Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program 
toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

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).

Variation Order: 2019-RFQ-0612B

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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1152
Sent November 9, 2019 at 2031