Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Squamish River Chum Retention Opportunity


Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0923-RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 2 - Squamish River Chum Retention Opportunity

Returns of chum salmon to the Squamish River in 2009 are sufficient to provide
a retention opportunity on the Squamish River.

Effective 00:01 hours November 11, 2009 until 23:59 hours November 29, 2009 in
the mainstem of the Squamish River downstream of the powerline crossing located
approximately one and a half (1.5) kilometres upstream of the Cheakamus River
you may retain:

- one (1) chum per day.

You may also retain one (1) hatchery marked coho per day on the mainstem
Squamish River downstream of the powerline crossing until December 31, 2009.

The Cheakamus River and Mamquam River as well as all tributaries to the
Squamish River downstream of the powerline crossing remain closed to the
retention of chum. The opportunities on the Cheakamus and Mamquam Rivers remain

- one (1) hatchery marked coho per day.

V.O.# 2009-430

Anglers are reminded that a hatchery marked coho means a coho salmon that has a
healed scar in place of the adipose fin.

Anglers are reminded that the use of bait is not permitted on the Squamish
River and tributaries and that single, barbless hooks are required when fishing
for salmon and when angling in all streams of Region 2.

For more information regarding salmon fisheries please contact the Squamish DFO
office at 604-892-3230, or call our salmon information line at 604-666-2828.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is very concerned about illegal fishing activity
and asks for assistance from the general public in reporting activities of this
nature or any contravention of the Fisheries Act and Regulations. Anyone with
information can call the 24-hour toll-free Observe, Record, Report line at 1-

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0923
Sent November 10, 2009 at 14:40
Visit us on the Web at http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Monday, November 9, 2009

Squamish River Steelhead Survey

It has been rumoured and pretty much verified that the Ministry of Environment (MoE) is taking the funding away from managing steelhead in the Lower Mainland. There will remain a steelhead biologist on staff, however, none of the time that this person spends will be on enhancing or managing steelhead. That would mean that all of us that purchase a steelhead tag, hoping that the money goes back into the area are in for a shock! None of the money will go into the Squamish River watershed with this change.

In an effort to gain momentum on increasing the Steelhead productivity in the Squamish system I am interested in getting some feedback on the readerships steelhead experiences on the Squamish River.

If and only if you spend time on the Squamish River Watershed - including the Mamquam, Squamish, Cheakamus, Elaho, and Ashlu Rivers specifically targeting Steelhead, please take the time to fill out the Survey. The results will be brought to the attention of our various local stakeholder groups to which I attend meetings of. If you have comments, please include them on the survey as well.

Click Here to take survey

The survey is anonymous by the way unless you put your name down!

Tight lines!