Fishery Notice

FN0758-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Sockeye - North Coast - Areas 3 to 5 - Open Effective Immediately

Effective immediately to March 31, 2023 - The daily limit for Sockeye is four (4) per day in Areas 3, 4 and 5.

Variation Order Number: 2022-RFQ-300; 2022-RCT-301


Possession limits are two times the daily limits.

The daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon from tidal and fresh waters combined is 4. Individual species limits also apply. 

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

The term "marked" means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

Fishers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labeling and submitting heads from hatchery marked Chinook and Coho Salmon to head depots. New 2022 condition of license for Chinook and Coho head-off length equivalents support participation. The head-off measurement can be used by enforcement officers to assess compliance on size limits if you remove the head from Chinook or Coho. Recovery of microscopic coded-wire tags found inside hatchery marked Chinook and Coho heads provide critical information for coast-wide stock assessment. Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at 1-866-483-9994 for further information 

Anglers are advised to check for fishing closures and other recreational fishing information.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected to the internet at or by using Google search key words "Recfish Licence".

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.

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


Darren Chow
North Coast Recreational Fisheries Coordinator
250 627-3441

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0758
Sent July 20, 2022 at 1337