Skeena River sockeye returns forecast at all-time low

This year’s sockeye salmon run on the Skeena River in northern B.C., second in production only to the Fraser River, is forecast to be the lowest on record.

As a result, more than a dozen First Nations communities along the river and on the coast have decided not to fish the sockeye run, the second such decision in the past four years.

It has also resulted in a decision by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to close the recreational fishery on the Skeena River to all salmon species, including Chinook salmon prized by sports fishermen, until July 14.

LINK (via: The Vancouver Sun)

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