Friday, July 30, 2010

Latest Fishery announcement

Latest fishery notice outlining returns and commercial fishing outlook. Outlook seems bright if your a steelheader and not so bright if you are a commercial fisherman. With only two gillnet openings in Skeena so far this season and the possibility of anymore diminishing rapidly, the steelhead outlook is quite positive.

COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net,
COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Seine

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0575-COMMERCIAL - Salmon Gill Net & Seine - Areas 1 to 6 - Update

Areas 1 & 2
Pink assessments will commence in August. Brood year escapements in all areas
saw poor escapements with exceptions in some local areas.

Area 3
Nass sockeye total return to Canada run size predictions on July 29 range from
351,000 to 403,000. No further commercial fisheries are planned at this time.

Nass area pinks are being assessed on a daily basis. Currently there is no
indication of a surplus for harvest.

Area 4 & 5
Skeena sockeye run size predictions on July 29 range from 1.12M to 1.17M. No
further commercial fisheries at this time.

For Skeena area pinks there is currently no surplus for harvest.

Area 6
Brood stock collection is currently underway at the Kitimat hatchery. No chum
fishing is currently planned.

Area 6 pinks are showing no indication of a surplus for harvest.

Next update for Areas 3, 4, & 5 Tuesday, August 3.

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