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Valuation of the Wild Salmon Economy of the Skeena River Watershed

Executive Summary In November 2005, IBM Business Consulting was commissioned by the Northwest Institute to conduct a valuation of the wild Salmon economy of the Skeena River Watershed. All study numbers are non-multiplicative and represent only direct revenues to the regions. Multipliers and other indirect spin-off values have not been calculated. Based on a comprehensive […]


Principles for the conservation of wild living resources

Abstract We describe broadly applicable principles for the conservation of wild living resources and mechanisms for their implementation. These principles were engendered from three starting points. First, a set of principles for the conservation of wild living resources (Holt and Talbot 1978) required reexamination and updating. Second, those principles lacked mechanisms for implementation and consequently […]


The evolution of commercial salmon fisheries in British Columbia

Description In this paper, we shed light on how the management and operation of the commercial salmon fishery has changed over the past few decades, so that the reader may make an informed assessment of how this key salmon resource user is contributing to, or detracting from, the overall health and diversity of BC’s salmon […]


An evaluation of the effects of conservation and fishery enhancement hatcheries on wild populations of salmon

Abstract The historical, political and scientific aspects of salmon hatchery programmes designed to enhance fishery production, or to recover endangered populations, are reviewed. We start by pointing out that the establishment of hatcheries has been a political response to societal demands for harvest and conservation; given this social context, we then critically examined the levels […]