Fishery Notice

Category(s):
Yukon/TBR - General
Yukon/TBR - Recreational Salmon
Subject:
FN0576-YUKON/TBR - RECREATIONAL Salmon - Stikine and Taku Rivers - 2020 Chinook Salmon Forecasts, Daily Quota Reductions, and Area Closures


Stikine River (drainage):

The preseason forecast for Stikine River large Chinook salmon is 13,400, below the escapement target of 17,400 (range: 14,000-28,000). A forecast of this magnitude 
does not provide for any directed harvest opportunity. As a result, the Stikine River (including tributaries) daily recreational quotas for Chinook salmon are reduced 
to 0 (zero) fish over 65 cms and 0 (zero) fish 65 cms or less effective April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021. Additionally, the Tahltan River will be closed to 
recreational salmon fishing effective June 01 to August 31, 2020.

Taku River (drainage):

The preseason forecast for Taku River large Chinook salmon is 12,400, which is well below the escapement target of 25,500 (range: 19,000-36,000). A forecast of this 
magnitude does not provide for any directed harvest opportunity. As a result, the Taku River (including tributaries) daily recreational quotas for Chinook salmon are 
reduced to 0 (zero) fish over 65 cms and 0 (zero) fish 65 cms or less effective April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The portion of the Nakina River from the centre line 
to the northern bank, starting from a boundary sign located approximately 300 metres upstream of the Nakina and Sloko rivers confluence to a boundary sign located 
approximately 1300 metres upstream of the Nakina and Sloko rivers confluence will be closed to recreational salmon fishing effective April 01, 2020 to March 31, 2021. 
Additionally, the entire Nakina River will be closed to recreational salmon fishing effective July 20 to August 15, 2020 and Tatsatua Creek will be closed to salmon 
fishing effective August 20 to September 15, 2020.

The daily quota reductions and area closures are necessary to ensure that Chinook salmon escapement is maximized in the Stikine and Taku rivers for 2020. Further 
restrictions or liberalizations are subject to inseason information.

As a reminder, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is keeping the health and well-being of all Canadians in mind as we work together in an effort to slow the spread of 
the new coronavirus (COVID-19). To slow the spread of COVID-19 we ask that recreational fishers keep a physical distance between each other. Physical distancing has 
proven to be one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of illness during an outbreak.

Variation Order No. 2020-RFQ-124 Pacific Region Quota

Variation Order No. 2020-RCT-117 Pacific Region Close Time


For more information contact:

Bill Waugh, Fisheries and Oceans Canada - (867)334-1646

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0576
Sent June 23, 2020 at 1045