Media Release: BC conservationists urge government to continue prudent management of banner sockeye salmon return
Don’t succumb to sockeye fever
Watershed Watch Salmon Society is urging the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to continue a path of prudent management of this year’s surprisingly high return of sockeye salmon to the Fraser River.
“We should all rejoice in this year’s bounty, but remember that returns of Fraser sockeye in this decade have been extremely low for reasons not yet understood,” said Dr. Craig Orr, Executive Director of Watershed Watch. “Fishermen should be able to fish but we cannot forget that the federal government’s Wild Salmon Policy sets conservation of wild salmon as Canada’s highest priority.”