Photo credit: Neil McDaniel
For thousands of years, the history, economy and culture of Canada's west coast have been inextricably linked to Pacific salmon. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is responsible for managing sockeye, pink, chum, chinook and coho salmon in a manner that balances conservation goals with Aboriginal, recreational and commercial fishing opportunities. Ongoing fisheries reform initiatives and commitments such as the Wild Salmon Policy will ensure the salmon resource exists far into the future.
- Adams River: Salute to the Sockeye festival 2014
- Management of Fraser River Sockeye Fisheries
- Current salmon integrated fish management plans (IFMPs)
- Preliminary 2014 Salmon Outlook
- The salmon integrated fish management (IFMP) process
- Pacific Salmon Treaty Voluntary Salmon Troll Licence Retirement Program
- Research documents and stock status reports are available through the Department's Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat site
- Where and When to See Salmon
Pacific Salmon contacts
In late summer, with the air still hot and fragrant with the smell of pine needles, Gates Creek sockeye salmon return to their ancestral spawning grounds. This distinct salmon run makes up a small but important thread in the diverse tapestry that is the Fraser River salmon, playing its part in making this watershed the greatest salmon river in the world.
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