This notice from DFO provides information on planned conservation measures for Northern and Southern B.C. Chinook Salmon – implemented beginning June 1, 2018. 

Key Points (our Skeena region is Area 4):

Effective Immediately: recreational salmon fishing in the entire Skeena River Watershed is CLOSED until further notice. There is NO RETENTION of Chinook salmon in all rivers draining into Pacific Fishery Management Areas 1-6 until further notice.  (page 4)

Effective June 16, 2018 – July 9, 2018: there is ZERO (0) retention of Chinook Salmon in areas 3-5. (page 3) 

Effective July 10, 2018 – July 31, 2018: the daily limit is ONE (1) Chinook per day in areas 3-5. (page 3) 

*If you witness fishing violations please call DFO’s 24-hr toll free Observe, Record, Report line: (800) 465-4336 or, B.C.’s toll-free RAPP line: 1-877-952-RAPP (7277)


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