Lower Fraser River Test Fishery Feedback Request

With record-low Fraser sockeye run sizes in three out of the last five years, it has become increasingly challenging for in-river test fisheries to catch enough sockeye for assessment purposes. This has been particularly challenging at the Cottonwood gillnet test fishery, which is used primarily for stock identification purposes.

The Pacific Salmon Commission in partnership with the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance have received funding from the Southern Endowment Fund to operate an additional test fishery to evaluate an alternative location for the Cottonwood gillnet test fishery in the lower Fraser River.

For more information, see the notice attached below:

Lower Fraser River SEF Project Feedback Request