Updated Fishing RegulationsJune 23, 2022 | 51 Views
On Monday June 13th, it was announced that the Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada would be altering the Chinook salmon limits for a portion of the 2022 season. Effective June 15th to July 31st, the possession limit for Chinook salmon was altered from four per trip down to two with a daily limit of one. The total possession limit for salmon remains at eight per trip and there have been no further changes to the halibut fishing regulations. These management measures are being implemented to address on-going concerns for Skeena River Chinook.
The DFO has also made changes to the regulations on salmon processing. The new regulations require that salmon must be cut into no more than three pieces and require one whole side to be kept intact. For guests wanting to have their fish processed into smaller portions, as always we can arrange to have your fish processed with our partner, St. Jeans Cannery. To learn more about custom fish processing, please visit the St. Jean’s website here.
As always, WCFC has upheld a deep commitment to corporate responsibility including fisheries conservation and habitat restoration along the BC coast. We value and respect our role as stewards of the environment and encourage our guests to take home only what they are going to consume. We also encourage our guests to release big fish; tape them out, take a picture to save the memory and release them as this is crucial for the future of fish stocks.
The West Coast Fishing Club