Friday, September 09, 2011

FLNRO Steelhead Update To Sept.09,2011

The Tyee Test Index to the September 8th is 130, 60% of last year’s index to the same date and above the all years’ average (average all years since 1956 = 101; range: 33 (1957) to 246 (1998)).
The Upper Sustut River Enumeration Weir was installed and began fishing on July 31st. Four hundred and twenty-three steelhead have been captured to date, greater than average and 89% of last year’s census to the same date (average all years since 1994 = 309; range: 61 (1999) to 708 (2004)).
As of August 24th, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans estimate the Skeena sockeye aggregate escapement past Tyee to be 1.48 million.
Commercial fishing activity in the Skeena River approach waters is complete for this season.. Commercial fishing activity to date can be found in the attached: Commercial Openings 2011.
Please contact me with questions/comments.
All the best.
Mark Beere
Senior Fisheries Biologist
Fish and Wildlife Branch
BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
3726 Alfred Ave.
Bag 5000
Smithers, BC
V0J 2N0
250.847.7297 (phone)
250.847.7728 (facsimile)

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