Thursday, August 18, 2011

Latest Fishery Notice Areas 3,4,5,6

Gee, you figure...!?  After about 60 commercial openings on the north coast they are finally running out of fish to kill.

COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net
Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0756-COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net - Area C - Area 3,4,5,6 - Assessment
Area 3
Pink salmon stream escapements suggest low returns and no fishing opportunities
are currently expected.  Assessment continues.  Sockeye migration through the
marine waters are nearly complete and no gill net fisheries are expected. 

Area 4
Pink salmon stream escapements and Tyee Test fishery indices are well below
average.  Assessment continues. Sockeye escapements to the Skeena are
diminishing rapidly. No further gill net fisheries are expected. 

Area 5
Pink salmon escapements to coastal streams are being examined, but no surpluses
have been identified. 

Area 6
Current assessments for pink and chum suggest no further harvestable
surpluses.  Assessment will continue, but no further net fisheries are

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