Friday, August 10, 2007

FN0563-Salmon - Region 2 Non-tidal Squamish Area

RECREATIONAL - Salmon
Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0563-Salmon - Region 2 Non-tidal Squamish Area

This is a reminder that the daily limit for pink salmon in the Squamish River, Ashlu River, Cheakamus River, Mamquam River, Birkenhead River, Elaho River, Powerhouse Channel and all their tributaries is zero. Pink salmon may not be retained from these systems. This zero limit is effective for the 2007 year until further notice.

Conservation measures are currently in place because the number of pink salmon returning to the Squamish system is expected to be low for the next few years due to impacts from the August 5, 2005 caustic soda chemical spill that occurred in the Cheakamus River. This closure action will be re-evaluated throughout the season.

NOTES

Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal and non-tidal waters of British Columbia. This includes all species of fish in the Fraser River.

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

Sport fishers 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.

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 (866) 431-FISH.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0563Sent August 9, 2007 at 17:28
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