Many BC south coast Chinook populations listed under COSEWIC

COSEWIC released it most recent wildlife Species Assessment today. The assessment covers south coast Chinook including Fraser River, Thompson River, Vancouver Island and Southern Mainland populations. Eight populations of Chinook were listed as endangered, four populations were listed as threatened, one population was listed as special concern, two as data deficient and one as not…

DFO Seeks Input into 2018 IFMP Development

On January 9th, DFO released a letter inviting feedback on the Planning Priorities for the 2018 Integrated Fishing and Management Plans for Salmon, Northern and Southern BC. Key topics this year include: COSEWIC and SARA process Skeena River Chinook Skeena and Nass River Chinook Southern Resident Killer Whales Fraser River Chinook Interior Fraser River Steelhead…

Species and population diversity in Pacific salmon fisheries underpin indigenous food security

A study just published by Holly Nesbit and Jonathon Moore at Simon Fraser University highlights the importance of population diversity in Pacific salmon fisheries. Summary of the paper: 1. Indigenous people are considered to be among the most vulnerable to food insecurity and┬ábiodiversity loss. Biodiversity is cited as a key component of indigenous food security;…