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Dave

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2017 Pink salmon run dismal
« on: November 03, 2017, 07:38:54 AM »

It seems DFO was right by not opening this years Fraser River pink salmon fishery ..

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/fraser-river-pink-salmon-run-half-of-prediction-after-dismal-sockeye-returns
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Re: 2017 Pink salmon run dismal
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 01:08:20 PM »

Wonder if it has anything to do with allowing beach seining two years ago???
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RalphH

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Re: 2017 Pink salmon run dismal
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 02:08:56 PM »

Wonder if it has anything to do with allowing beach seining two years ago???

No. Based on netting surveys done in the spring of 2016 they estimate the # of fry that hatched and migrated out to sea. That estimate is used to calculate the expected return. You may recall the 2015 return was also much lower than expected.
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