Seabird Island – As of Thursday (August 23) sports fishing is CLOSED on the Banks of the Fraser River from South of Seabird to North of Seabird; Maria Slough to Johnson Slough due to the forest fighting efforts. All cars parked on the side of Highway 7 and the adjacent roads will be towed and may face hefty fines from DFO.
– It is not safe to have vehicles parked in this area, they are impeding forest fire efforts to attend the scene.
– It is not safe to be on the river or its banks at this time due to water extractions for the fire efforts.
First Nations Fishers will have to fish to the East of the Johnson or to the West of Maria in order to allow the Fire Emergency staff to continue to fight the fires.
This closure will remain in effect until further notice.
Start: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 06:00
End: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 12:00
Details:Set Nets: 06:00 hours, Thursday, August 23, 2018 to 12:00 hours, Friday, August
Gear: Gillnet, Set, Anchored
Licence Area: PORT MANN BRIDGE TO MISSION; MISSION BRIDGE TO HARRISON RIVER;
HARRISON TO HOPE; HOPE TO SAWMILL CREEK