DFO just closed the Squamish River to Retention of Pink Salmon due to low returns

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  1. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    DFO just closed the Squamish River to Retention of Pink Salmon due to low returns:

    https://notices.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fns-sap/index-eng.cfm?pg=view_notice&DOC_ID=224322&ID=all

    In-season indicators of low Squamish Pink returns to date do not support a
    retention fishery at this time. This measure is being put into place to
    protect pink salmon during the spawning period.
    Waters: Squamish River and tributaries
    Management measures:
    Effective August 13, 2019 until December 31, 2019:
    - You may not retain pink salmon.
    Variation Order numbers: 2019-RCT-429, 2019-RFQ-430
    Notes:
    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.
    Anglers are advised to check http://bcsportfishguide.ca for fishing closures
    and other recreational fishing information.
    Did you witness suspicious fishing activity or a violation? If so, please call
    the Fisheries and Ocean Canada 24-hour toll free Observe, Record, Report line
    at (800) 465-4336 or the British Columbia's toll-free RAPP line (Report All
    Poachers and Polluters) at 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).
    For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at
    1-(866)431-FISH (3474).
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:
    Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (Fraser River) - Delta (604)666-2370
    Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN0785
    Sent August 13, 2019 at 1726
     

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