August 12, 2016 – Vancouver Sun

B.C. anglers concerned sport being targeted despite measures to save Fraser River sockeye
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worker throws sockeye salmon back into the river
Jonathan Hayward / Canadian Press
Anglers are expressing frustration over the closure of recreational salmon fishing on British Columbia’s Lower Fraser River, saying they’re already taking measures to preserve weak sockeye stocks.

The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans issued notice on Thursday that one hour after sunset the fishery would close until further notice.

“I have concerns that they would target the sports fishery,” said Rod Clapton, spokesman for the Fraser River Sportfishing Alliance.

“Don’t shut down the whole river when a large majority of the anglers are fishing selectively”…
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