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Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead Update Nov 29
« on: November 29, 2019, 03:29:55 PM »

November 29, 2019
To: Distribution
Re: Status Update for Fraser River Late-Run Summer Steelhead
The monitoring time frame for Interior Fraser Steelhead in the Albion test fisheries
concluded on November 20. Catches over the entire monitoring time frame in 2019
suggest that Fraser River Late-Run Summer Steelhead stocks are at extremely low levels
of abundance and in a state of Extreme Conservation Concern.
There is a 95% chance that the status will be classified as an Extreme Conservation once
spawning population abundances are estimated in the spring of 2020. Conservation
classifications are described in the Provincial Framework for Steelhead Management in
BC (2016) and supporting technical documents.
Fraser River Late-Run Summer Steelhead is a group of stocks comprised of 10 spatially
discrete spawning stocks distributed in the Fraser watershed upstream of Hell’s Gate.
The aggregate commonly referred to as “Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead” comprises 7
out of these 10 spawning stocks. The current spawning population forecast for the
Thompson watershed is 134 and the current spawning population forecast for the
Chilcotin watershed is 62. The forecast for the Thompson represents the lowest
observed over a 43-year monitoring time frame. The forecast for the Chilcotin represents
the lowest over a 49-year monitoring time frame.
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Re: Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead Update Nov 29
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 06:25:21 PM »

Link to source please.
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Re: Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead Update Nov 29
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 07:30:21 PM »

This is the update provided by regional biologist Robert Bison. I've posted the entire document on our Facebook age:

https://www.facebook.com/fishingwithrod/posts/10156940165177712

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Re: Thompson and Chilcotin Steelhead Update Nov 29
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 01:46:05 PM »

Rodney, thanks for letting us know the author of that report, but your Facebook copy of the report itself is not legible to me, no doubt because I'm not on Facebook.
Is there a normal, public, internet link to Bison's reports, so those of us not on Facebook could keep up to date?  Thanks in advance.
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