Fishery Notice

FN0435-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook and Coho - Region 2 - Capilano River - Angling Opportunities - Effective May 14, 2020

Fisheries and Oceans staff are conducting a review of all Region 2 salmon retention fisheries in 2020 to make sure the regulations align with stocks and species 
available for harvest.

Fisheries Management, Salmonid Enhancement Program (SEP), Stock Assessment and Conservation and Protection (C&P) staff have completed the review for Capilano system 
and this has led to the following actions. Chinook and Coho in the Capilano River are supported by the Capilano River hatchery; expected harvest is targeted 
exclusively on hatchery surplus fish.

Waters: Capilano River

Management measures:  
Effective May 14, 2020 to June 30, 2020:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is Two (2) hatchery marked fish per day.

Effective July 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is four (4) hatchery marked fish per day.

Effective August 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020:
- The daily limit for Chinook salmon is four (4) per day, only 2 over 62 cm.

Variation Order: 2020-RFQ-229


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

Anglers are further reminded that intentionally (wilfully) 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).

Anglers are advised to check for fishing closures and other recreational fishing 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 (800) 
465-4336 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).

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 - FN0435
Sent May 12, 2020 at 1428