FN0516-RECREATIONAL – North Coast – Areas 1 to 5, 101 to 105, and 142 – Chinook Salmon Daily Limits

The recreational daily limits for Chinook salmon are reduced in North Coast tidal waters as follows:

Areas 1, 2, 142, and that portion of Area 101 west of 131 degrees 40.0 minutes West longitude:

Effective June 1, 2021 to July 10, 2021 – one (1) Chinook per day

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Effective July 11, 2021 to March 31, 2022 – two (2) Chinook per day

Areas 3 to 5, 103 to 105, Subarea 102-1, and that portion of Area 101 east of 131 degrees 40.0 minutes West longitude:

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Effective June 1, 2021 to June 18, 2021 – one (1) Chinook per day

Effective June 19, 2021 to July 11, 2021 – zero (0) Chinook per day

Effective July 12, 2021 to July 31, 2021 – one (1) Chinook per day

Effective August 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 – two (2) Chinook per day

These management measures are being implemented to address on-going concerns for Skeena Chinook.

Variation Order Number: 2021-RFQ-314, 2021-RCT-315

Notes:

Possession limits are two times the daily limits.

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.

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the 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 toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Anglers are advised to check http://bcsportfishguide.ca for fishing closures and other recreational fishing information.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected to the internet at

https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/nrls-sndpp/index-eng.cfm or by using Google search key words “Recfish Licence”.