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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 28, 2017

 

 


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Mid and Upper Fraser River First Nations Salmon Harvest for Week Ending September 24, 2017.

 

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  > Fraser River Fisheries (right hand side) > Upper and Mid-Fraser River (top left)

 

Monitoring

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

A sample survey program is conducted co-operatively by Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff and several First Nations Bands along the Fraser River between Sawmill Creek and Kelly Creek.  Technicians interview all fishers encountered during vehicle, foot and boat patrols to obtain catch and effort information (CPUE).  Monitoring programs began May 4th.   The ARA sample survey program began July 31st.  Technicians interview all fishers encountered during vehicle, foot, boat and access site patrols to obtain catch and effort information. Helicopter flights capture effort. Monitoring ended September 22nd.

 

Barney Creek to French Bar

High Bar Indian Band monitors their fisheries using a sample survey. Expansion is done post-season.   High Bar began monitoring late in the season (August 25th) due to wildfires in the area and finished September 7th.

 

Deadman Creek to Naver Creek/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 programs began August 1st but are limited because wildfires in the area prevent access to most fishing sites.  Fisheries in this area closed on September 14th.

 

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.  Lheidli T’enneh began monitoring in mid-August. Their fisheries ended on August 28th.

 

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.  Tl’azt’en and Nak’azdli began monitoring in mid-July.

 

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 June 23rd.

 

Middle Shuswap River between Mabel Lake and Shuswap Falls

The Okanagan First Nation monitors their fisheries using a creel survey.  No monitoring program is currently in place for 2017.


2017 Open Fishing Times and Areas


Catch and Effort

Table 1.  2017 Mid and Upper Fraser River - mainstem - Weekly and cumulative Chinook catch estimates

(preliminary and subject to change).

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

 


Table 2.  2017 Mid and Upper Fraser River - tributaries - Weekly and cumulative Chinook catch estimates

(preliminary and subject to change).

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

 

 


Table 3.  2017 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         italiziced = by-catch during Chinook directed fisheries

 

 


Table 4.  2017 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         italiziced = by-catch during Chinook directed fisheries

 

 


Table 5.  2017 Mid and Upper Fraser River - mainstem - Weekly and cumulative pink salmon by-catch estimates

(preliminary and subject to change).

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

 

 

 

Table 6.  2017 Mid and Upper Fraser River - tributaries - Weekly and cumulative pink salmon by-catch estimates

(preliminary and subject to change).

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

 

 

 


Table 7.  2017 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 Licence

                                                                                                                                       b= 8” mesh gill net