Fraser River sockeye fishery could be shut down for years

Fraser River sockeye, once the bread-and-butter of the commercial sector, appear to be collapsing for real this time. In 2009, low returns were described as a collapse, but the next year, Fraser River sockeye staged a major comeback, with 28 million fish returning, followed by 19 million in 2014. The Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) estimates that only 283,000 sockeye may return to the Fraser River this year – a fraction of the 941,000 in a pre-season forecast, and only one-quarter of what is needed to meet this year’s escapement target. >click to read< 10:18

One Response to Fraser River sockeye fishery could be shut down for years

  1. Ken Pearce says:

    Dr. Carl Walters, UBC just releasing a study showing that the Stellar sea lions at the north end of Vancouver Island eat 1.5 to 2,000,000 returning adult Fraser Sockeye

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