DFO: PRELIMINARY 2016 SALMON OUTLOOK
PRELIMINARY 2016 SALMON OUTLOOK
Since 2002, Pacific Region (BC & Yukon) Stock Assessment staff has provided a categorical outlook for the next year’s salmon returns. The Outlook is intended to provide an objective and consistent context within which to initiate fisheries planning. In particular, it provides a preliminary indication of salmon production and associated fishing opportunities by geographic area and species stock groups called an Outlook Unit. The Conservation Units covered by each Outlook Unit are listed in Appendix 1.