Lower Fraser Fishery License

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 13 to Saturday, August 14.

In order to minimize and avoid Sockeye impacts, a minimum 8” mesh restriction is required with 3:1 hang ratio. Each Set Net shall be observed during all fishing activity and picked regularly, to remove all viable Sockeye Salmon, by the Participant who is fishing the net. There is no retention of Sockeye, Steelhead, Sturgeon and wild Coho.

Licence information (attached below) includes:


• Set Net – 18:00 hours, Friday, August 13 until 12:00 hours, Saturday, August 14, 2021.

• Drift Net – 06:00 hours to 12:00 hours Saturday, August 14

Download the complete license and more information: 226-CL-Lower Fraser 8 inch Chinook XFSC 269 2021