Fisheries Notice

FN0110-Recreational – Salmon – Chinook – Areas 19 and 20: Fishery Management Actions Effective March 1, 2016.

– Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject:

FN0110-Recreational – Salmon – Chinook – Areas 19 and 20: Fishery Management Actions Effective March 1, 2016 Effective dates: 00:01 hours Tuesday, March 1 to 23:59 hours Friday, June 17, 2016 Waters:  Subareas 19-1 to 19-4 and Subarea 20-5 (those waters near Victoria between Cadboro Pt to Sheringham Pt.).

Management measure:  You may retain two (2) chinook salmon per day.  These chinook may be either- Wild or hatchery marked between 45 cm and 67 cm; or- Hatchery marked greater than 67 cm in length.  – The minimum size limit in these waters is 45 cm in length.  Management actions after June 17 will be announced in a second fishery notice.  Variation order 2016-082  Notes: Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters of British Columbia.   Anglers are requested to release any hatchery marked sockeye.  These fish are hatchery raised sockeye and part of a recovery program designed to increase the numbers of Cultus Lake sockeye. The term “hatchery marked” means a fish that has a healed scar in place of the adipose fin. Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the voluntary 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 at (866) 483-9994 for further information. Rockfish Conservation Areas that are currently in effect and are closed to all fin fishing.

Descriptions of these closures, and other recreational fishing information, can be found on the Internet at: www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish 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)

For more information:  Contact the nearest Fisheries and Oceans Canada office or visit our website at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca   Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center – FN0110Sent February 25, 2016 at 09:27Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca If you would like to unsubscribe, please submit your request at: http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=manage_subscription

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