FN0903-RECREATIONAL – Finfish Closure changing to Hook-Size Restriction – Area 25 – Conuma River Estuary – Effective Immediately until December 31, 2022

Effective immediately until 23:59 December 31, 2022, the following portion of Subarea 25-5 will revert from a finfish closure to a hook-size restriction. The hook-size restriction will have a maximum size of 15mm from point to shank.


That portion of Subarea 25-5 located westerly of a line drawn from the Vancouver Island shoreline located at 49 degrees 47.383’N 126 degrees 27.104’W then southerly to a point located at 49 degrees 47.085’N 126 degrees 26.797’W

Variation Order # 2022-RCT-339 and 2022-RGM-346 in effect.



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.”