Low Skeena River sockeye numbers shut down First Nations food fishery, recreational fishery

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2The reason for the closure is due to the extremely low number of salmon returning to the system. The DFO estimates that only 408,000 fish have returned, well below initial estimates of between 600,000 and 800,000. Kotyk said this is the first time these steps have been implemented on the river. [email protected]

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