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Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) South Coast Meeting Highlights

Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) South Coast Meeting Highlights

The Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) South Coast Meeting, Dec. 2018 featured an action-packed agenda covering a significant number of important issues. 2019 Fishery Planning, ,Rockfish Conservation Areas, Glass Sponge Reefs, Halibut and the Five Nations Court Decision.

700,000 Juvenile Chum Dead at Powell River Hatchery

700,000 Juvenile Chum Dead at Powell River Hatchery

A security breach involving tampering with outside valves at the Duck Lake Hatchery in Powell River has cost the lives of approximately 700,000 juvenile chum salmon. Local residents have responded with outrage and support, and Ed Oldfield, president of the Powell River Salmon Society, says not to think of this a doom-and-gloom situation but as a true testament as to how one community is working together toward a common goal.

The 2019-2020 Salmon Conservation Stamp

The 2019-2020 Salmon Conservation Stamp

Congratulations to Tak Shoji for his entry titled “Race for Survival” – the winner of the 2019-20 Salmon Conservation Stamp competition. This image will adorn next year’s stamp required to retain salmon caught in West Coast tidal waters.

DFO F1089 Announcement – Chum Salmon Johnstone Straight

DFO F1089 Announcement – Chum Salmon Johnstone Straight

If you are planning on attending the annual Charity Chum Derby at Brown's Bay, BC, October 12-14th 2018, you are in luck...at least for now. The DFO just announced that recreational fishing stays open, and commercial is being suspended.

The State Of Coho 2018

The State Of Coho 2018

Up until the mid-1990s, coho were the foundation almost every year for productive salmon fishing in the Strait of Georgia recreational fishery. Since then, however, their presence has been much less predictable...

Fraser River Sockeye Forecast 2018

Fraser River Sockeye Forecast 2018

Sockeye from the Fraser River comprise one of the greatest salmon stock aggregates in BC. It’s no exaggeration to describe it as a “foundation stock,” because it is so important to many diverse communities within the province.