Fisheries Notice | RECREATIONAL - Salmon - Region 6 - Nass River watershed - Closure

Effective 23:59 hours on July 15, 2021 until further notice, recreational fishing for salmon will be closed in the Nass River watershed.

Low Chinook and Sockeye returns to the Nass River watershed have resulted in the Nisga’a Lisims Government suspending Nisga’a Food, Social, and Ceremonial harvest of Nass River Chinook and Sockeye.

Variation Order #: 2021-RCT-387, 2021-RFQ-388

Please refer to the online BC Sport Fishing Guide, Freshwater Region 6, for a complete list of the recreational salmon regulations for all lakes and rivers of Region 6.


Possession limits are two times the daily limits.

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

Sport anglers are encouraged to participate in the Salmon Sport Head Recovery program by labelling and submitting heads from adipose fin-clipped chinook and coho salmon.  Recovery of coded-wire tags provides critical information for coast-wide stock assessment.  Contact the Salmon Sport Head Recovery Program toll free at (866) 483-9994 for further information.

Tidal Water Sport Fishing Licences can be purchased via any computer connected to the internet at or by using Google search key words “Recfish Licence”.

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.

For the 24 hour recorded opening and closure line, call toll free at 1-(866)431-FISH (3474).


Contact the local Fisheries & Oceans Canada office


Darren Chow

North Coast Recreational Fisheries Coordinator

Fisheries & Oceans Canada

417 - 2nd Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1G8

250 627-3441 

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0692

Sent July 15, 2021 at 14:32

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