August 12, 2016 – Chilliwack Progress

All salmon fisheries on the Fraser River slam shut to conserve sockeye
Sockeye Salmon Fisheries
image credit: Chilliwack Progress File
The Fraser River was shut down Thursday at sundown to all salmon fishing due to conservation concerns about sockeye.
The notice of “immediate closure” of all salmon fisheries went out from DFO for the tidal and non-tidal sections of the Fraser.
“Current run size estimates of Fraser River Summer Run sockeye salmon have resulted in no allowable harvest and a conservation concern,” according to the abrupt notice from Fisheries and Oceans Canada…
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