Fishery Notice

FN0456-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook - Region 6 - Skeena River - Closure May 21, 2020

Recreational fishing for Chinook salmon is closed in the Skeena River watershed from 00:01 hours May 21 to 23:59 hours July 14, 2020. 
Recreational fishing opportunities for Skeena Chinook will reopen on July 15, 2020. Please refer to the online BC Sport Fishing Guide and future Fishery Notices for 
details on confirmed opening dates, times and other restrictions.

Recreational fishing for Chum salmon will remain closed in the entire Skeena River watershed (Includes tributaries and lakes).

Please refer to the online BC Sport Fishing Guide, Freshwater Region 6, for a complete list of the recreational salmon regulations for all lakes and rivers of Region 6. 

Variation Order #s: 2020-RFQ-0233, 2020-RFQ-0235, and 2020-RCT-0234


Possession limits are two times the daily limits.

The term "marked" means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

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.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected to the internet at 
or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence".

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) 

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


Fishing information, contact:
Darren Chow
A/ North Coast Recreational Fisheries Manager
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
417 - 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8
250 627-3441


Contact the local Fisheries and Oceans Canada office

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0456
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