Resource: DFO- PRELIMINARY 2016 SALMON OUTLOOK
PRELIMINARY 2016 SALMON OUTLOOK
Since 2002, Pacific Region (BC & Yukon) Stock Assessment staff has provided a categorical outlook for the next year’s salmon returns. The Outlook is intended to provide an objective and consistent context within which to initiate fisheries planning. In particular, it provides a preliminary indication of salmon production and associated fishing opportunities by geographic area and species stock groups called an Outlook Unit. The Conservation Units covered by each Outlook Unit are listed in Appendix 1.
Final stock-specific fishing plans described in the annual Salmon Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP) may be different from the generic scenarios described here. Stock-specific plans are informed by available science and management information, the specific nature of fisheries on a given stock, allocation policy, consultation input and other considerations. Actual fishing opportunities are subject to in-season information and are announced in-season via fishery notice or other official communications from DFO.