MEMORANDUM   NOTE DE SERVICE

 


 

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Cynthia Breau for:

Cindy Samaha

Resource Management Biologist

BC Interior

250-851-4961


 

Security Classification - Classification de sécurité

Unclassified

 

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Date

September 18, 2020

 

 


Subject
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Mid and Upper Fraser River First Nations Salmon Harvest for Week Ending September 13, 2020.

A pre-recorded message of the Mid and Upper Fraser River First Nations fishing times is available Toll-Free at 1-877-256-4854.

Current and past weeks Open Times and Harvest Reports may be viewed online at:

 http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/index-eng.html  > under Services click Fisheries Management (left hand side) > under Fishing Information click Fraser River Fisheries (left hand side) > Indigenous Fisheries (left hand side) > Mid and Upper Fraser River.

 

Monitoring

Sawmill Creek to Kelly Creek (including the Thompson River downstream of the Bonaparte River)

A sample survey program was conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff along the Fraser River between Sawmill Creek and Kelly Creek.  Technicians and officers interview all fishers encountered during vehicle patrols to obtain catch and effort (CPUE) information.  Monitoring programs in the NNTC area ramped up to include access site monitoring.  In the St’at’imc territory, monitoring resumed with monitors covering the area of Xwisten.  In addition, interview and effort data is provided to Resource Management from any Conservation and Protection (C&P) patrols conducted during that week.  

 

Barney Creek to French Bar

High Bar Indian Band monitors their fisheries using a sample survey, expanded post-season. Monitoring began in this area July 31st.

 

Deadman Creek to Marguerite Ferry/Chilko and Chilcotin Rivers

Esketemc First Nation, Northern Shuswap Tribal Council (NSTC), Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG), all monitor their own fisheries using an interview census survey.  Incomplete catch interviews are expanded post-season.  Lhtako Dene and Nazko also conduct interview census surveys but with no expansion as yet.  Monitoring began early July .

 

Naver Creek to Salmon River/Nechako River downstream of Isle Pierre/Bowron River

Lheidli T’enneh Indian Band monitors their fisheries using an interview census survey.  No monitoring program is currently in place for 2020.

 

Nechako River upstream of Isle Pierre/Stuart River System

Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, Saik’uz, Stellat’en and Tl’azt’en Nations all monitor their own fisheries using interview census surveys.  No monitoring program is currently in place for 2020.

 

Thompson River upstream of the Bonaparte River (including the Middle Shuswap River)

The Secwepemc Fisheries Commission monitors their fisheries using an interview census survey.  Monitoring began the first week of August.

 

Middle Shuswap River between Mabel Lake and Shuswap Falls

The Okanagan First Nation monitors their fisheries using a creel survey.  Though monitoring has begun, data is submitted to DFO post-season.


2020 Open Fishing Times and Areas


Catch and Effort

 

Table 1.  2020 Mid and Upper Fraser River - mainstem - Weekly and cumulative Adult Chinook catch estimates

(preliminary and subject to change).

N/M = No Monitoring Conducted                   N/A = Not Available

 


Table 2.  2020 Mid and Upper Fraser River - tributaries - Weekly and cumulative Adult Chinook catch estimates

(preliminary and subject to change).

N/M = No Monitoring Conducted                  N/A = Not Available

 


Table 3.  2020 Mid and Upper Fraser River - mainstem - Weekly and cumulative Sockeye catch estimates

(preliminary and subject to change).

N/M = No Monitoring Conducted                   N/A = Not Available           italicized = by-catch during Chinook directed fisheries

 


Table 4.  2018 Mid and Upper Fraser River - tributaries - Weekly and cumulative Sockeye catch estimates

(preliminary and subject to change).

N/M = No Monitoring Conducted                   N/A = Not Available

 

 


Table 5.  2020 Effort counts in Mid Fraser First Nations salmon fisheries

(preliminary and subject to change).

N/M = No Monitoring Conducted  N/A = Not Available           a = Limited Participation or ceremonial License

                                                                                                                b = 8”mesh requirement