Fishery Notice

FN0721-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Pink - Region 1 - Campbell and Quinsam Rivers - Angling Opportunities Effective Immediately

This notice reminds fishers of the current Pink salmon opportunity in the Campbell River and also announces changes to the Quinsam River Pink opportunity.

Campbell River, downstream of the confluence with the Quinsam River:

Effective 00:01 hours July 15 until 23:59 hours September 15, 2020: Four (4) Pink per day

Reminder: Effective 00:01 hours August 1 until 23:59 hours October 31, 2020 - no fishing for salmon in the Campbell River from a fishing boundary sign at the end of 
Maple Street downstream to the fishing boundary sign at the cement block.

Quinsam River:

Effective immediately until 23:59 hours September 15, 2020: Four (4) Pink per day

Variation Orders: 2020-RFQ-0382, 2020-RCT-341


Please be reminded that Pink Salmon minimum size is 30 cm fork length in these 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.

Information about finfish closed areas and salmon non-retention areas, and other recreational fishing information, can be found on the Internet at:

The term "hatchery marked" means a 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 labeling 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 or by email at

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


Erika Watkins, ECVI Recreational Fisheries Manager,

Or contact your local DFO office

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0721
Sent July 24, 2020 at 0925