Fishery Notice

FN1114-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Chinook & Coho - Region 1 - Stamp River - Boundary Change - Effective October 1, 2022

Effective 00:01 October 1, 2022, the closed area on the Stamp River from the inlet to the Hatchery lagoon, downstream to the cable car crossing will be changed to the following:

That portion of the Stamp River, from fishing boundary signs on either side of the Stamp River located at the inlet to the Stamp River Hatchery lagoon, downstream to the marker at the outlet of the Hatchery lagoon.  

Variation Order # 2022-RFQ-440 and 2022-RCT-441 in effect.


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

The term "marked", "hatchery marked", or "adipose fin clipped" means a 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 labelling 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

Consult the online BC Sport Fish Guide at for the latest closures, regulations, and restrictions.

Report suspicious activity or violations by email at or by calling the 24-hour, toll-free Observe, Record, and Report line at 1-800-465-4336 or 604-607-4186 in greater Vancouver.

The 24-hour, toll-free information line for fishery notices regarding openings and closures is 1-866-431-3474 or 604-666-2828 in greater Vancouver. 

Please contact Christie Morrison by emailing or calling 240-720-4440.

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1114
Sent September 27, 2022 at 1521