Fraser River SockeyeMicroform - 2002
This paper begins with a historical perspective on the sockeye salmon stocks of the Fraser River in British Columbia. It then reviews the environmental, biological, & fishery management issues that were of concern prior to the 1998 fishing season, and describes the sockeye runs, environmental conditions, escapement targets, and fishery catches of sockeye in the 1998 fishing season. The final section discusses concerns raised during that season: whether the escapement goals were reasonable; whether fishery managers responded appropriately to uncertainties generated by unstable ocean survival & behaviour and warm river water; the reason for discrepancies between run estimates at Mission & upriver; and whether there was overescapement.
Publisher: Vancouver, BC : Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, 2002
Description: 20 p. : ill
Branch Call Number: MF BC-DOC 104-00277