Albion test fishery - Chum gill net
The Albion chum test fishery has operated since 1979 on the lower Fraser River at Albion, BC (near Fort Langley). The test fishery is conducted with a drifted gill net at a specific site near the old Albion ferry crossing. The fishery begins in early September of each year, and fishes until the end of November. On each day of operation, the boat fishes two sets, timed to coincide with the daily high tide.
The chum test fishery normally fishes every other day from September 1st through October 20th, alternating days with the Chinook test fishery (which fishes an eight-inch mesh gill net during this period). From October 21st through the end of November, the chum test fishery operates daily.
The gill net used in the Albion chum test fishery is 150 fathoms long, constructed from 6.75" mesh.
Since its inception in 1979, the Albion test fishery has been conducted by the fishing vessel "Witch Doctor".
The following reports are available:
- Daily Test Fishing Summary Report
- Albion Chum Daily Catch Per Unit Effort
- Graph of Albion Chum Daily Catch Per Unit Effort (6.75" net)
- Graph of Albion Chum Cumulative Catch Per Unit Effort (6.75" net)
Please contact Fisheries and Oceans at 604-666-4819 if you require additional information about this test fishery.
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