Pacific Salmon

Photo: Sockeye salmon swimming. Photo credit: Neil McDaniel

Sockeye salmon

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.

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Salute to the Sockeye Festival with DFO Fishery Officer Janna Nelson

ButtonSecond generation DFO Fishery Officer Janna Nelson was raised in the Kamloops area so the spectacular return of sockeye salmon to their birthplace on the Adams River is a familiar sight. This year, she learned first hand about another aspect of the return - the logistics and planning needed to ensure the success of the Salute to the Sockeye Festival. Continue reading: Salute to the Sockeye Festival with DFO Fishery Officer Janna Nelson