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Have you wasted a female salmon only to take her roe?

Yes, on occasion, and I always feel bad about it.
- 2 (2.2%)
Yes, it's my fish which I legitimately caught and I am to use it as I please.
- 2 (2.2%)
Yes, I only kill female fish for the roe, not for consumption. I always need roe for bait/food.
- 1 (1.1%)
No, I always practice catch and release regardless of the species or gender.
- 4 (4.5%)
No, I always make sure I can use the whole fish. I never waste my catch.
- 80 (89.9%)

Total Members Voted: 89


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RalphH

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Re: Wasting fish only for roe
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2019, 04:58:46 PM »

I was able to watch a Fisheries person examining, sampling and checking dead springs on another FV river. For each female they slit the belly on the lower flank to check if the fish was spawned out. I asked if they knew this slitting of the belly to check if the specimen had spawned was also done during checks on the  on the Vedder/Chilliwack. Response was yes that is the procedure followed though they personally had not done this work on the V/C.

Perhaps that explains the large number of dead females with slit bellies and with no eggs present, on the V/C?
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milo

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Re: Wasting fish only for roe
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2019, 06:22:41 PM »

I was able to watch a Fisheries person examining, sampling and checking dead springs on another FV river. For each female they slit the belly on the lower flank to check if the fish was spawned out. I asked if they knew this slitting of the belly to check if the specimen had spawned was also done during checks on the  on the Vedder/Chilliwack. Response was yes that is the procedure followed though they personally had not done this work on the V/C.

Perhaps that explains the large number of dead females with slit bellies and with no eggs present, on the V/C?

I hope so Ralph. I sure hope so.
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CohoJake

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Re: Wasting fish only for roe
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2019, 08:12:15 AM »

I hope so Ralph. I sure hope so.

I wonder also if some of these could be fish that were spawned in the hatchery and carcass dumped in the river?
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RalphH

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Re: Wasting fish only for roe
« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2019, 08:21:05 AM »

Should have mentioned:

Dead fish that are counted and subject to a fisheries examination are also cut in 2 pieces, usually in half though large ones will often just have the section from the adipose to the tail severed. Both pieces are left on the river.
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