Fishery Notice

FN0684-RECREATIONAL -Salmon - Region 2: Pink Salmon (non-retention) opportunities on the Squamish River

Waters: Squamish River downstream of the fishing boundary signs at the powerline crossing approximately 1.5 km upstream of the confluence with the Cheakamus River.

Effective dates: Effective 00:01 hours July 15, 2021 to December 31, 2021, the daily limit for pink salmon is zero (0) per day (catch and release only).

Variations Order: 2021-RFQ-384 and 2021-RCT-385


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

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

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.

If you're going fishing for salmon in non-tidal (fresh) waters, you need a Non-Tidal Angling Licence, issued by the Province of British Columbia. Visit the provincial website to buy your licence. Licences are available to B.C. residents and non-residents. Fees may vary and are listed online. (

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 - FN0684
Sent July 13, 2021 at 1601