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Community Fishing Notice: Salmon Harvest at Middle Shuswap River 2017

July 26th, 2017

What is it?

The salmon fishery is open to members of the: Lower Similkameen Indian Band, Okanagan Indian Band, Osoyoos Indian band, Penticton Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, Upper Similkameen Indian Band and the Westbank First Nation.

All community members are encouraged to harvest fish.   Fraser River Chinook are available for harvest between Mable Lake and the Shuswap Falls.

This year the ONA expects the number of fish returning to exceed what is required to meet conservation needs. This means that a fishery will be opened.

The fishery is anticipated to begin near July 15th and continue to October 13th.

How you can assist with responsible management of Syilx fishery?

We encourage you to contact Shayla Lawrence, ONA to let her know the following data regarding your fishing trip:

Date(s) fished, start and end time of fishing, number of lines in the water, gear used*, fish kept, fish lost, other fish kept/lost, additional information you want to share, number of people in your party, other information. / 1-250-707-0095 ext. 109

Note: Snagging is not recommended