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 on: Today at 12:06:41 PM 
Started by Dave - Last post by sbc hris
I would also like to say thank you. Iím sure I speak for many when I say that I appreciate the work that you guys do, and that you take the time to share the results with us.

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 on: Today at 11:53:31 AM 
Started by Fisherbob - Last post by wildmanyeah
Chris your favorite anti fish farm group is now calling for a stop to all recreational chinook salmon fishing. Does the Fraser River fishing alliance support this action as well?



Ottawaís plan to limit Chinook Salmon fishing to help resident orcas gets mixed reaction
Posted By: Isabelle Raghemon: May 26, 2018In: CHEK, News
WATCH: Federal government announced this week it will be reducing the total fishery removals for Chinook salmon by up to 35 per cent. The plan is getting mixed reactions. Isabelle Raghem reports.








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Ottawa is getting mixed reactions to its plan to protect southern resident killer whales by putting limits on Chinook salmon fishing, the orcas' primary food.

"This notion that somehow you can simply say well if everyone stopped fishing, the whales would be better off or the fish would be better off simply makes no sense," says the Chair of the Sport Fishing Advisory Board, Gerry Kristianson.

Kristianson says while the group wants to be part of the solution, he fears the fishing community is being unfairly singled out.

"Whale watchers, commercial crab fishing, all these other things continue to take place... this will mean that in effect the recreational fishery is being sacrificed when others are not being asked to make the same contribution."

In the announcement, the Ministry of Fisheries says they will be implementing "a reduction in the total fishery removals of chinook salmon of 25-35 percent," and placing "fishery closures for recreational finfish and commercial salmon fisheries in portions of the Strait of Juan De Fuca and portions of the Gulf Islands."

But the director of the Watershed Salmon Watch Society says 35 per cent isn't going far enough.

"There's this huge array of threats so when we're confronting these threats we need to address the ones that we can and certainly reduce the over-fishing of these endangered Chinook population is something we can do right now," says Aaron Hill.

"[Chinook Salmon] are in severe crisis and so there really isn't any fishing to be done on them at all," he adds.


There still many questions surrounding this plan that have not yet been answered including how it will be implemented and where. Those are details expected to come out in the coming weeks.

The Sport Fishing Advisory Board would like to see the government work to produce more Chinook salmon rather than limiting anglers.

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 on: Today at 10:29:52 AM 
Started by Rodney - Last post by Rodney
I am not sure where to look and search, but maybe someone can tell me;
Has there been FN openings for retention of salmon on the non-tidal Fraser River??????????????

And if so, well I am surprised that the DFO was not aware of this yesterday when I called in for the suspicious net activity on the river.

Yes.

http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fraserriver/firstnations/HTMLs/CommunalOpeningTimes_Previous.html

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 on: Today at 09:26:41 AM 
Started by Rodney - Last post by purple monster
I am not sure where to look and search, but maybe someone can tell me;
Has there been FN openings for retention of salmon on the non-tidal Fraser River??????????????

And if so, well I am surprised that the DFO was not aware of this yesterday when I called in for the suspicious net activity on the river.

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 on: Today at 09:13:01 AM 
Started by Dave - Last post by BNF861
Thanks again Dave and Peter for another year of counts and reports.

Interesting as always to hear your weekly updates and observations and how they compare to previous years.

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 on: May 26, 2018, 05:30:41 PM 
Started by Rodney - Last post by chris gadsden
Lots of fn openings since the middle of april. Iíll post the links in a bit. Most of you will be very surprised at what is considered acceptable numbers of harvested Chinook. We would all be even more surprised if we knew the actual numbers killed. Not the reported numbers
http://www-ops2.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fraserriver/firstnations/HTMLs/CommunalOpeningTimes.html

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 on: May 26, 2018, 03:22:16 PM 
Started by Rodney - Last post by avid angler
And meanwhile, nets are already popping up on the Fraser River (believe it or not)

Just below the Agassiz Rosedale bridge, on the east side, just at the end of the small island where the current is slower. They have been there before.  They were pulling up fishes earlier this morning. 

This is not the first time,  same thing last year, and I remain anxious to see if DFO will bother after being advised of the ongoing situation.  So discouraging, considering all the issues around this fishery.  I am not an expert, but would it not be the spawning spring coming up river right now.

Lots of fn openings since the middle of april. Iíll post the links in a bit. Most of you will be very surprised at what is considered acceptable numbers of harvested Chinook. We would all be even more surprised if we knew the actual numbers killed. Not the reported numbers

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 on: May 26, 2018, 03:19:15 PM 
Started by Rodney - Last post by avid angler
They donít focus on the spring Chinook because they donít exist any more

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 on: May 26, 2018, 02:55:18 PM 
Started by Rodney - Last post by dobrolub
there is not money in saving habitat. there is money in developing readily accessible land.

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 on: May 26, 2018, 12:44:34 PM 
Started by Rodney - Last post by purple monster
And meanwhile, nets are already popping up on the Fraser River (believe it or not)

Just below the Agassiz Rosedale bridge, on the east side, just at the end of the small island where the current is slower. They have been there before.  They were pulling up fishes earlier this morning. 

This is not the first time,  same thing last year, and I remain anxious to see if DFO will bother after being advised of the ongoing situation.  So discouraging, considering all the issues around this fishery.  I am not an expert, but would it not be the spawning spring coming up river right now.

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