Publications

A key administrative responsibility of the Pacific Salmon Commission’s Secretariat is to prepare and transmit Commission reports, communications and correspondence. Equally important is the task of maintaining records of all official documents, files and publications.

To this end the Commission retains the services of a permanent, full-time Librarian, Archivist, and Records Manager to maintain the Commission’s records and where appropriate make available all the various publications associated with Commission business.

The Commission also operates a full research library at its Vancouver office, where an extensive archival collection is held dating back to the early 20th century. Responsibility for the library and its conservation was transferred to the Pacific Salmon Commission on December 31, 1985 on the termination the PSC’s predecessor, the International Pacific Salmon Fisheries Commission. Documents in the library include published reports as well as historical papers, maps and photographs which are available to researchers and other interested parties by contacting the Pacific Salmon Commission’s librarian at library@psc.org.

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The Pacific Salmon Commission issues news releases and announcements on a periodic basis.

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Pacific Salmon Treaty


The latest bilateral agreement will be in force from the beginning of 2009 through to the end of 2018.

PSC Bylaws


The Pacific Salmon Commission Bylaws consist of rules and regulations for the internal organization and operation of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies.

Annual Reports


Annual Reports of the Pacific Salmon Commission; and, the Annual Reports of the Fraser River Panel; and, the Annual Reports of the Northern and Southern Fund Committees

Technical Reports


The technical reports issued by the PSC’s eleven Joint Technical Committees. A PSC Technical Report Series Selected publications written or co-written PSC staff.

Fraser River Panel In-Season Information


The latest Fraser River Panel news releases, regulatory announcements, test fishing results, and reports on catch and escapement status may be found here.

Fisheries Maps


A selection of helpful maps that show the locations of the Pacific Salmon Commission and DFO test fishing sites in the marine approaches to the Fraser River and in the river itself. In addition, there are maps of the Fraser River watershed; the BC and State of Washington Fishery Management Areas; and where the Fraser River Panel area overlaps with these.

Fund Project Final Reports


Reports summarizing work funded by the Northern and Southern Endowment Funds are available here.

Fund Project Location Maps


Locations of projects that the Pacific Salmon Commission’s Northern and Southern Endowment Funds support annually.

Staff Publications


A list of reports and articles, written or co-written by Commission staff members, originally appeared in journals, proceedings or report series not produced by the Pacific Salmon Commission.

IPSFC Publications


Responsibility for the distribution of reports generated by the IPSFC was transferred to the PSC on December 31, 1985 when the IPSFC was dissolved following the signing of the Pacific Salmon Treaty.

Workshops and Special Reports


The Pacific Salmon Commission supports occasional technical reviews and workshops on topics relevant to the implementation of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. Special reports, workshop findings, and abstracts can be found here.