FN1031-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Sockeye – Tidal Waters of the Fraser River (29-11 to 29-17) – Sockeye Salmon Opportunities – Effective September 9, 2022

The current status of the Fraser River Sockeye salmon return provides for recreational Sockeye retention opportunities in the Tidal Waters of the Fraser River.


Waters:  Tidal waters of the Fraser River (downstream edge of the CPR Bridge at Mission to the mouth).

Management measures:


Effective September 9 until September 18, 2022:

  • The daily limit for Sockeye salmon is four (4).
  • You may not retain Chinook, Coho, Chum, or Pink salmon.
  • You may not use bait when fishing for salmon.

Daily Limits:  The aggregate daily limit for all species of Pacific salmon from tidal and non-tidal waters combined is four (4).  Individual species limits also apply.


Fishing is permitted during daylight hours only which refers to one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset). Reference to sunrise and sunset means the times for those events as calculated by the National Research Council of Canada and published daily at:


This reflects a change to the BC Sport Fishing Guide. The on-line version of this guide will be updated within 24 hours of this notice, please browse:


Variation Order(s): 2022-RCT-411, 2022-RFQ-412


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters and non-tidal waters in 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.”