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Squamish River closed to Retention of Pink Salmon due to low returns

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


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


Barbless hooks are required when fishing for salmon in tidal waters of British

The term "marked" means a hatchery fish that has a healed scar in place of the
adipose fin.

Anglers are advised to check BC sport fishing guide 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).


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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