Watershed Watch comments on sockeye outlook in Coquitlam NOW article
Watershed Watch ecologist, Aaron Hill, comments on the shortage of returning sockeye salmon in the Coquitlam NOW article Outlook is grim for Fraser sockeye. The article reports “With the prospect of yet another year without commercial sockeye fishing in the Fraser River, scientists, ecologists and First Nations members are openly wondering if the fishery will ever recover.”
Hill states, “From my understanding, it’s going to be a tough year for commercial fishermen,” he said. “It’s always a sad day when we can’t go out and catch salmon.” He suggested “both the size of the commercial fleet, and the areas in which those boats are allowed to fish, are areas of concern.”
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