Fishery Notice

FN1281-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - South Coast - Chinook Management Measures - January 1, 2020 - Reminder - Amendment to FN1273

This Fishery Notice is an amendment to FN1273 to include a complete list of 
areas within South Coast Strait of Georgia - North waters.  The full corrected 
fishery notice follows.

The following is a reminder of the South Coast Area Chinook management measures 
currently in effect and continuing January 1, 2020 until further notice.

The daily limit for Chinook is two (2) per day in the following areas:

Areas 11 to 27, 28, 111, 121, 123 to 127; and Subareas 29-1 to 29-5 and 29-8. 

Variation Order: 2019-RFQ-701, 2019-RFQ-702

Fishers are advised that further restrictions (including minimum and maximum 
size limits) do occur in some Areas and fishers are required to check the DFO 
website for a full list of any additional regulations and restrictions in the 
Area being fished. Please refer to the DFO recreational fisheries website at 
the following web address for a full list of regulations and restrictions: 

Further information on specific management actions will be communicated by 
separate Fishery Notices. You can view or subscribe to fisheries notices at:

Coast-wide Recreational Fisheries:
For the recreational fishery, the annual aggregate limit for Chinook salmon is 
ten (10) coast-wide in all tidal waters. The annual licence period is from 
April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

Rockfish Conservation Areas are currently in effect and are closed to all fin-
fishing.  Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing 
information, can be found on the Internet at:


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

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 1-866-483-9994 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).


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

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1281
Sent December 20, 2019 at 1452