Watershed Watch comments on Fraser Sockeye Opening in BC Local News Article

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Watershed Watch Executive Director, Craig Orr, comments on the commercial fishery opening for Fraser Sockeye in the BC Local News article Fishery opens for Fraser River sockeye.  Orr emphasized that “last year’s huge sockeye run was a “pleasant blip” but noted the overall long-term trend – which triggered the Cohen inquiry – is of declining runs. We’re not out of the woods yet in needing to take a very precautionary approach in how many fish we harvest in the Fraser.”

Watershed Watch has been actively participating in the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Fraser Sockeye in the Fraser River.  For highlights on key findings and testimony from the Inquiry to date, see our Salmon Leaks section.

 

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