BC conservationists concerned sockeye fishery being kept open too long
DFO must close sockeye fishery to limit impacts to coho and steelhead
Watershed Watch Salmon Society today expressed concern with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for allowing sockeye fishing to continue past Labour Day. Commercial sockeye fisheries are slated for Thursday and Friday in the lower Fraser River, violating the spirit and intent of pre-season fishing plans vetted by all sectors and aimed at protecting coho and steelhead which are now entering the river. The Vancouver-based group issued a press release last week warning against overfishing.