1. Where can I find PSC test fishing reports?
The daily test fishing reports and year-to-date test fishing summary reports can be found by clicking the link below:Daily Test Fishing Results
2. What is the definition of “escapement”?
There are three types of escapement that are used in the management of Fraser sockeye stocks:
Spawning Escapement – the number of fish arriving at a natal stream or river to spawn.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada conducts the spawning ground surveys that produce the spawning escapement estimates for Fraser River sockeye and pink salmon. These numbers represent the number of fish which have escaped the fisheries and are available for spawning. These estimates are provided on their website at:Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Gross Escapement at Mission – the number of fish estimated to have migrated past the PSC’s hydroacoustic facility at Mission (this is the number reported on the PSC web site).
Gross Escapement into the Fraser River – the number of fish estimated to have migrated past the PSC’s hydroacoustic facility at Mission, plus the estimated catch in the Fraser River downstream of Mission (this is the escapement target that the Fraser River Panel manages towards).