Fraser River (Cottonwood and Whonnock) gillnet test fisheries.
The purpose of the Fraser River Panel approved test fisheries is to collect biological and catch per unit effort data on Fraser River sockeye and pink salmon. This work is performed to ensure conservation and sustainable-use of salmon stocks, as well as to meet other objectives of the Pacific Salmon Treaty. Contracts for buyers in good standing are eligible for renewal for as many as three additional years (without rebidding), or one sockeye cycle (2020 – 2023). Prices for these three additional years will be renegotiated pre-season and will take into account the initial bid price, historical trends, and year-specific market influences.
See the file attachment below for more information and to apply before March 15, 2020: