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Zackattack

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what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« on: October 28, 2011, 01:42:45 AM »

I noticed commercial fishing boats setting up nets on the lower fraser before steveston between ladner and richmond today. Are they gillnetting coho? chum? Wouldnt this risk Thompson Steelhead?
Im curious what these boats were up to..
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 11:51:36 AM »

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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 12:22:43 PM »

Most years they do a chum fishery about this time of year. It's lways controversial because of the Thompson steehead. Doubly so this year since chum numbers are low.  :(
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 12:27:48 PM »

First Nations communal chum salmon openings.

Because the current estimated run size is below the 800k escapement requirement, there are no commercial (including First Nations' economic opportunities) and recreational openings expected in the Fraser River.

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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 05:31:59 PM »

First Nations communal chum salmon openings.

Because the current estimated run size is below the 800k escapement requirement, there are no commercial (including First Nations' economic opportunities) and recreational openings expected in the Fraser River.

Couldn't find this anywhere in DFO's openings.  ???

So they've closed everyone down for a so called communal opening @ the peak of the run ... by what the test sets now show? PRICELESS!!!

btw - the effect??? ...


Oct 26 2011 1 1 Albion 0 0 0 0 56 1 0 1
Oct 26 2011 1 2 Albion 0 0 0 0 104 1 0 0
Oct 27 2011 1 1 Albion 0 0 0 0 (8)1 0 1 <<< ... was this after the opening?
Oct 27 2011 1 2 Albion 0 0 1 0 48 0 0 0
Oct 28 2011 1 1 Albion 0 0 4 0 70 2 2 3 <<< ... geez 2 more T steel?
Oct 28 2011 1 2 Albion 0 0 2 0 26 0 0 0
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2011, 05:56:56 PM »

Another brilliant move by DFO >:(
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 07:24:48 PM »

 i hear commecials took about 1 million lbs. of chum in johnstone straits in oct. now the fraser is in trouble with 500,000 fish.
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 07:28:35 PM »

Unfortunately mismanagement once again, sad.

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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2011, 10:10:40 PM »

Unless natives' fishing rights are revoked, DFO has no choice.
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2011, 09:23:21 AM »

Unless natives' fishing rights are revoked, DFO has no choice.

It's not that just DFO has a choice ... the natives have a choice also. I'm sure the band leaders are well aware of the chum return situation. IS this communal necessary, on top of their sockeye?
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2011, 10:02:43 AM »

Poor chums get bonked for their big eggs more than anything else as their meat is not much of a table fare for most people.
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2011, 12:14:43 PM »

Unless natives' fishing rights are revoked, DFO has no choice.

 I thought that conservation concerns trumped even native fisheries.
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Re: what are commercial fleet fishing for?
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2011, 01:23:50 PM »

correct conservation trumps native rights, but the commercial fleet should have been shut down weeks ago. dfo states that test fishing early oct showed in dna 35-40 percent fraser river chums,then the seiners did the job. thats why they are not in the fraser.
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