Improved Fraser River sockeye salmon runs

Ian Smith, Vancouver Sun Files
Ian Smith, Vancouver Sun Files

Sockeye salmon runs are looking up on the Fraser River this summer, according to an article in today’s Vancouver Sun. Larry Pynn reports that the Federal Fisheries Department is predicting improved sockeye returns this season, although these are still below the average for this four-year cycle of 13.2 million sockeye.

    All sectors — commercial, sport and aboriginal — are expected to participate in the fishery, based on a projected return of between six and 10.6 million sockeye, the wide difference explained by the unknown impact of ocean survival… [read the full article]
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