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Indigenous food, social and ceremonial salmon fishery openings for middle and upper Fraser River

This table shows current Indigenous food social and ceremonial (FSC) salmon harvesting opportunities and closures for middle and upper Fraser River for a 1 week period (Monday to Sunday). Fishing opportunities and closures may precede this date period or continue into following weeks.

Fisheries open at midnight (00:00) and end at 11:59 pm (23:59) unless otherwise stated.

Week 41: Oct 2nd to Oct 8th

First Nation or Indigenous group Area Species Open time Gear Licence number
Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC) Thompson R. watershed upstream of Bonaparte (specific locations - see licence for details) Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
High Bar Band Fraser River - Barney Creek to French Bar Creek Closed for salmon fishing NA N/A N/A
Lheidli T'enneh First Nation Bowron River - from the confluence of the Fraser upstream to FSR Bridge Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Lheidli T'enneh First Nation Fraser River - Alexandria upstream to confluence with Blackwater River Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Lhtako Dene Nation Fraser River - Alexandria upstream to confluence with Blackwater River; Quesnel River from Fraser confluence to BC Rail Bridge (crossing Quesnel River in Quesnel) Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Nazko First Nation Fraser River - Alexandria upstream to confluence with Blackwater River; Quesnel River from Fraser confluence to BC Rail Bridge (crossing Quesnel River in Quesnel); the Westroad (Blackwater) River downstream of the confluence of the Baezeko River; the Baezeko River downstream of Coglistiko Forest Service Road crossing; and the Nazko River downstream of the Coglistiko Forest Service Road crossing near Marmot Lake. Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Nadleh Whut'en Fraser Lake (East end), Nautley River Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Nlaka’pamux communities Fraser River - Sawmill Creek to Williams Creek; Petch Creek to Texas Creek Chinook and pink (no sockeye or coho retention) Oct 2 , 2023 at 00:00 to Oct 7, 2023 23:59 Dip net, Rod & Reel XFSC 344 (Ashcroft)
XFSC 345 (Boston Bar)
XFSC 346 (Cooks Ferry)
XFSC 347 (FTISS)
XFSC 3490 (Lower Nicola)
XFSC 354 (Nicomen)
XFSC 351 (Siska)
XFSC 352 (Spuzzum)
XFSC 348 (Kanaka)
Nlaka’pamux communities Thompson River - Fraser confluence to the Bonaparte confluence Chinook and pink (no sockeye or coho retention) Oct 2 , 2023 at 00:00 to Oct 7, 2023 23:59 Dip net, Rod & Reel XFSC 344 (Ashcroft)
XFSC 345 (Boston Bar)
XFSC 346 (Cooks Ferry)
XFSC 347 (FTISS)
XFSC 3490 (Lower Nicola)
XFSC 354 (Nicomen)
XFSC 351 (Siska)
XFSC 352 (Spuzzum)
XFSC 348 (Kanaka)
Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, Tsilhqot'in National Government, Esk'etemc First Nation, Williams Lake First Nation Fraser River - confluence with Deadman Creek upstream to Alexandria Indian Reserve Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, Tsilhqot'in National Government, Esk'etemc First Nation, Williams Lake First Nation Chilcotin Rivers (all groups); Chilko (TNG only) Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Okanagan Nation Alliance Mid Shuswap River between Mabel Lake and Shuswap Falls. Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Scw’exmx Tribal Council Fraser River - Sawmill Creek to Williams Creek; Petch Creek to Texas Creek, Thompson River - Fraser confluence to the Bonaparte confluence Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
St'at'imc Nation communities (LTC, T'it'q'et, Ts'kw'aylaxw) Fraser River - Texas Creek to Kelly Creek Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Whispering Pines / Clinton Indian Band Fraser River - Kelly Creek to Barney Creek Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A
Xaxli'p First Nation Fraser River - Lillooet between 3 mile north and 14 mile north (East side) Closed for salmon fishing N/A N/A N/A

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