DFO ANNOUNCES CLOSURE
Current run size estimates of Fraser River Summer Run sockeye salmon combined with record water temperatures in the Fraser River have resulted in no allowable harvest and a conservation concern. The Department’s priorities are to ensure that there is sufficient sockeye returning to the spawning grounds.
Subject: FN0859-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Area 29 (Fraser River Mouth) and Tidal Fraser River: – Immediate Closure of all Salmon Fishing
Effective at 23:59 Friday, August 14, 2015 until further notice, fishing for salmon is not permitted in Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 and the tidal waters of the Fraser River.
Subareas 29-6, 29-7, 29-9 and 29-10 are those waters also known as the banana. The tidal waters are those waters of the Fraser River from the mouth to the downstream edge of the CPR bridge at Mission, BC.
Subject: FN0858-RECREATIONAL – Salmon – Region 2 – Fraser River: Mission Bridge to Alexandra Bridge – Immediate Closure of all Salmon Fishing
Effective one hour after sunset on Friday, August 14, 2015 until further notice, fishing for salmon is not permitted on the Fraser River in Region 2.
Region 2 waters are those waters between the downstream edge of the CPR bridge at Mission, BC to the downstream side of the Alexandra Bridge.
Recreational fishing opportunities for trout, steelhead and sturgeon and other non-salmon species in this area remain open.
Recreational fishing opportunities on the Fraser River for pink and chum salmon are anticipated later in the season subject to available abundance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
DFO Lower Fraser Area