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Summary of Pacific salmon stock management units

Full version of the 2023 Salmon Outlook (PDF, 129 MB)

The 2023 outlook should be regarded as an early scan of salmon production, and is subject to change as more information becomes available. In addition, individual outlooks may be superseded with formal statistical forecasts and assessments, as they are completed and reviewed.

A ‘stock management unit’ (SMU) is a ‘group of one or more conservation units (CU) that are managed together with the objective of achieving a joint status’. Region-wide, there are 409 CUs that make up 69 Stock Management Units of Pacific salmon. In 2023, 11 SMUs units did not have enough information to provide an assessment. 55 units were an assigned Outlook category or forecast.

Overall, expectations for salmon returns are generally low and similar to 2022.

There are some exceptions:

Concerns identified for Interior Fraser conservation units (all relevant species) that are negatively impacted by the Big Bar landslide

Sockeye 2023 outlook

Chinook 2023 outlook

Coho 2023 outlook

Chum 2023 outlook

Pink 2023 outlook

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