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
- 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
As spring arrives on the West Coast, an abundant yet unseen migration comes to life. Hundreds of millions of salmon fry leave their gravel nursery beds and move down their natal streams toward the ocean.
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