August 19, 2017 – Chilliwack Progress

Update: Low salmon returns mean few openings on the Fraser
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chilliwack sockeye salmon
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Fraser River salmon returns for 2017 have been very low.

Following conservation in terms of DFO priorities is providing Indigenous communities with food, social and ceremonial (FSC) fishery openings, which have been few so far this year.

The river is closed to recreational fishing right now.

“It is challenging,” acknowledged Jennifer Nener, DFO Pacific Region’s director of salmon management, on a conference call media update Friday.

Complaints about the lack of recreational openings for chinook salmon have been received by DFO in the wake of its cautious management adopted for conservation reasons…..
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