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Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan highlights, 2005 to 2017

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Since the release of Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (WSP) in 2005, work undertaken by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and partners has been guided by the goal and objectives, as well as the strategies, of the WSP.

Over the first 13 years, our focus has been on the development of technical methods and tools to support the assessment of salmon conservation units, modest initiatives to assess habitat and ecosystems as part of integrated strategic planning pilots in key areas, and day-to-day fisheries and ecosystems management decisions within regional programs that reflect the principles, goal and objectives of the WSP. First Nations, partners, and stakeholders have contributed to and continue to support this work in a variety of ways.

Below are highlights of work we’ve led or contributed to that have supported the strategies of the WSP from 2005 to 2017. Although this is not an exhaustive list, this work has been instrumental in furthering our understanding and implementation of the WSP. For definitions and a list of WSP tools and resources, please see the Wild Salmon Policy 2018 to 2022 Implementation Plan.


Strategy 1 – Standardized monitoring of wild salmon status

Strategy 2 – Assessment of habitat status

Strategy 3 – Inclusion of ecosystem values and monitoring

Maintaining and rebuilding stocks

Strategy 4 – Integrated strategic planning

Strategy 5 – Annual program delivery


Strategy 6 – Performance Review


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