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Fishing in British Columbia => General Discussion => Topic started by: AaronWilde on August 10, 2019, 07:23:01 AM

Title: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: AaronWilde on August 10, 2019, 07:23:01 AM
https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5240413

The First Nations want the entire Salish Sea completely shut down to all Salmon fishing to prevent any possible harm to Salmon which may be restricted by the Fraser rock slide at Big bar.

I really hope this doesnt happen.. what a travesty. Almost all fish in the marine area aren't even headed that far up. Sockeye won't even be open. Dfo are already working to transport fish up by truck..

 I swear this slide was man made as a nail in the coffin for complete Native control of the fisheries. probably not but it sure seems convenient.

Depressing thing to read as I wake up.
Title: Re: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: Hike_and_fish on August 10, 2019, 11:41:55 AM
I heard this a few days ago. Retention of Salmon and even C&R in the Fraser has not been open at all this year. I'm sure the FN bands know this. If they do...... it's a PR move. If they dont ...... they need to do more homework.
Title: Re: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: wildmanyeah on August 10, 2019, 11:54:49 AM
How does the saying go? do as i say not as i do?

https://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fraserriver/firstnations/HTMLs/CommunalOpeningTimes.html
Title: Re: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: RalphH on August 10, 2019, 01:31:50 PM
they are also recommending the entire Strait of Georgia/Salish Sea be closed to recreational and commercial salmon fishing.
Title: Re: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: buck on August 10, 2019, 08:07:04 PM
What a joke, FN  out on Fraser today with drift and gill nets. CONSERVATION concerns not a problem.
I guess we all know who is driving the bus.
Title: Re: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: wildmanyeah on August 10, 2019, 10:12:49 PM
Shaping up to be the worst sockeye return on record and the gill nets were out.

Donít think there was even a requirement for larger mesh
Title: Re: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: Hike_and_fish on August 10, 2019, 10:14:46 PM
Shaping up to be the worst sockeye return on record and the gill nets were out.

Donít think there was even a requirement for larger mesh

If there was do you think itll be used ? Common now. Even last year when all they were allowed to retain in August were Sockeye, every band was retaining Chinook. They dont care.
Title: Re: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: wildmanyeah on August 11, 2019, 12:29:17 PM
sad

https://www.psc.org/TestFish/DailyReports/10Aug19.PDF


<Whonnock GN> Gilled vs. Tangled: Sock Adult: 2 (2), Chin Adult: 2 (5), Chin Jack: 1 (0). Set 1:2 seals; FN
fishing boat w/ net longer than Eliminator's GN. ~225-250 fathoms long.
Title: Re: restrictions to extend into the Salish Sea
Post by: RalphH on August 11, 2019, 01:11:57 PM
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Pink salmon catches in marine area purse seine test fisheries have remained relatively low compared to the cycle average but have increased over the last couple of days to above cycle average.... Analyses of recent DNA samples collected from the Area 20 test fishery indicate that 35% of the
pink salmon encountered are of Fraser River origin, 25% are from Puget Sound, and 40% are from South Coast

Aug 9th PSC report

https://www.psc.org/publications/fraser-panel-in-season-information/fraser-river-panel-weekly-reports/