Fishery Notice

FN0735-RECREATIONAL -Salmon - Region 2 - Pink Salmon (non-retention) opportunities on the Squamish River - Amendment to FN0684

This fishery notice amends FN0684 to clarify the boundary description. The full notice follows.

Waters: Squamish River downstream of the powerline crossing at 9 mile (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).

There is no fishing for pink salmon in the following waters: Mamquam and Cheakamus Rivers, and Squamish River upstream of the powerline at 9 mile.

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 - FN0735
Sent July 28, 2021 at 1318