Lower Fraser Fishery License – August 20-21

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has just opened the fishery for regional Indigenous Communities, including Cheam, for the Lower Fraser River. The issued license is valid for one day only- Friday, August 20 to Saturday, August 21.

In order to minimize and avoid Sockeye impacts and to increase the survivals of incidental bi-catch and reduce accidental mortality, a minimum 8” mesh or greater restriction is required with 3:1 hang ratio.  During all fishing activity, each Set Net shall be attended at all times and picked regularly, to remove all viable Sockeye Salmon, by the Participant who is fishing the net.

Licence information (attached below) includes:


  • Set Net – 18:00 hours, Friday, August 20 until 18:00 hours, Saturday, August 21, 2021.
  • Drift Net – 06:00 hours to 14:00 hours Saturday, August 21, 2021

Download the complete license and more information: 232-CL-Lower Fraser 8 inch Chinook XFSC 284 2021