Tag Archives: Fraser sockeye

Fraser sockeye shun U.S. waters, fill B.C. nets

A quirk of nature has handed B.C. commercial fishermen a huge catch of sockeye salmon this summer, while leaving their American counterparts almost empty handed. Commercial fishing is winding down and the tally of the totes so far shows U.S. fishermen out of Washington State have caught barely 440,000 sockeye, a mere five per cent of the total Fraser-bound catch as of Friday. Read the rest here 17:18

Impacts of mining spill on Fraser sockeye unknown

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2“Sockeye are currently migrating towards the Quesnel Lake system,” DFO spokesperson Michelle Imbeau wrote in an email to the Progress this week, responding to questions about local impacts. <Read more here> 08:49

Caught off-guard by 2010’s sockeye record, processing plants have geared up for a repeat

VICTORIA — B.C.’s commercial fishing industry has been building capacity to handle this year’s forecast big sockeye run after being caught off guard by the record flood of the fish in 2010. “In 2010, it was the largest sockeye run in the Fraser we’d seen since 1913, and we hadn’t anticipated it and not a lot of people were geared up to handle it,” Read more here 04:25