Helping Pacific Salmon Survive the Impact of Climate Change on Freshwater Habitats: Pursuing Proactive and Reactive Adaptation Strategies

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Description For many generations in western Canada, five species of Pacific salmon have provided a defining role to native and non-native peoples. As a reflection of this cultural importance, there has been a long-standing tradition of communities…

Conference on Early Migration and Premature Mortality in Fraser River Late-Run Sockeye Salmon: Proceedings

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Description This is a report on the proceedings of a conference held at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in June of 2008. (...) Scott Hinch, Chair of the conference organizing committee (which included Mike Lapointe and David Patterson),…

The evolution of commercial salmon fisheries in British Columbia

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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…

Freshwater for Fish and People: Moving Towards “Living Water Smart”

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Description In British Columbia, and elsewhere, water managers are faced with the challenge of balancing competing demands for water. Limits in supply or high demand create situations of water scarcity where not enough water is available for…

Making sense of the debate about hatchery impacts: interactions between enhanced and wild salmon on Canada’s pacific coast

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Description This report provides an objective summary of available information on the impacts of salmon hatcheries and other enhancement activities on wild salmon and steelhead in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. It explores the opinions…

Priorities and Strategies for Canada’s Wild Pacific Salmon and Steelhead: Advisory Report of the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council

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Description Over a period of eleven years the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council has provided public information and offered strategic advice to ministers responsible for protecting and sustaining wild salmon and steelhead stocks…

Responsible Fishing in Canada’s Pacific Region Salmon Fisheries

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Description This report builds on... two earlier reports and specifically addresses the issue of responsible fishing in Canada's Pacific Region with a focus on the BC salmon fishery. We examine what responsible fishing means, what is driving…

What’s happening to wild salmon in your community? What the Council heard: North Coast Public Meetings March 6-8, 2007

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Summary The North Coast meetings represented the third PFRCC [Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council] regional tour so far in an ongoing series that seeks to share information with communities and to receive their knowledge and views…

Climate effects on pacific salmon in the ocean – creating a canadian focus

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Description The first part of this report reviews literature on Pacific salmon. The following themes have emerged; carrying capacity: bottom-up control; fisheries and predation: top-down control; the influence of salmon hatcheries; the effects…

Helping Pacific Salmon Survive the Impact of Climate Change on Freshwater Habitats: Case Studies: Perspectives from the Okanagan, Quesnel, Nicola, Cowichan, Nass, and Englishman River Watersheds

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Description The purpose of this report and companion document, "Helping Pacific salmon survive the impact of climate change on freshwater habitats: Pursuing proactive and reactive adaptation strategies"6 is to facilitate thinking and planning…

Responsible Fishing in Canada’s Pacific Region Salmon Fisheries: Synopsis

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Summary Responsible fishing practices are being incorporated into fisheries around the world, including the BC salmon fishery. The BC salmon fishery's move towards more responsible fishing is supported by both international and Canadian agreements…