after several emails to DFO Canada and several request (by them) for more information on specifics like region, city, river system, etc. and a detailed account of the nature of the debate and confusion, they directed me to contact our local jurisdiction for clarification...WTF??? I already told them of my contacts, but it seems they don't want to take accountability...It's like trying to get a dog to stop chasing it's tail!
Bulk of the Email....
Thank you for your email dated 08 March 2012, requesting information on fishing regulations relating to hatchery marked steelhead in the Pacific region.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Recreational Fishing - Pacific Region program provides information on recreational fishing regulations, seasons and area openings and closures, including closures due to red tides and paralytic shellfish poisoning in British Columbia and the Yukon.
In addition, the program administers tidal waters sport fishing licences and salmon conservation stamps for a network of vendors, who sell them to the public.
The program also provides information on Rockfish Conservation Areas.
The program issues freshwater sport fishing licences for the Yukon.
Please contact the office for more information:
Recreational Fishing - Pacific Region
Douglas Jung Building, Suite 200
401 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3S4
Tel.: 604-664-9250 (Richmond) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Pacific Time
Tel.: 1-800-663-1660 Information on recreational licensing only 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Closed
Tel.: 1-866-431-3474 Information on openings and closures 24/7 Recorded Information
Fax: 604-666-1847 (Vancouver)
Information on recreational fishing
Information on recreational licensing only
Information on the Recreational Fishing - Pacific Region program is available at the following URL:www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/recfish/default_e.htm
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require additional information.
General inquiries / Renseignements généraux
facsimile / télécopieur: 613-990-1866
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