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.
- Preliminary 2014 Salmon Outlook
- The salmon integrated fish management (IFMP) process
- Request for Nominations – Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee
- Pre-season run size forecasts for Fraser River Sockeye and Pink Salmon in 2013
- Pacific Salmon Integrated Fisheries Management Plan 2013
- Minister Shea Tables the Final Report of the Cohen Commission in the House of Commons
- 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 (Brochure)
Pacific Salmon contacts
The pink salmon run of 2013 has exceeded all expectations in many areas of the West Coast, with pinks in many rivers returning in numbers not seen in more than 50 years. Many people may think this was just a happy fluke of nature, but in reality, hard work and dedication has contributed to this remarkable recovery. A look at the Squamish River watershed demonstrates this.
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