Fishery Notice

FN1185-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Non-Tidal Fraser River - Hatchery Marked Coho Salmon Opportunities - Effective November 15, 2021

Waters:  Fraser River in Region 2 from the downstream side of the CPR 
Bridge at Mission, BC to the Highway 1 Bridge at Hope, BC.

Management measures:  

Effective November 15, 2021 until December 31, 2021:
- The daily limit for Coho salmon is two(2) hatchery marked only.
- You may not retain chinook, wild coho, sockeye, pink, or chum salmon.

Reminder:  In Region 2, fishing for salmon is only permitted from one hour before sunrise to one after sunset each day.

Variation Order numbers: 2021-RFQ-601


The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4).  Individual species limits also apply.

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. (

Anglers are advised to check for fishing closures and other recreational fishing 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 (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 - FN1185
Sent November 10, 2021 at 1348