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An Upstream Battle: declines in 10 Pacific salmon stocks and solutions for their survival

Executive Summary This report profiles the current status and trends of 10 examples of salmon stocks in British Columbia that are considered to be in a severe state of decline. (There are many others.) These stocks were selected because they are geographically located within a region where a number of stocks of that species are […]


Evaluation of Fraser River Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) spawning distribution following COSEWIC and IUCN Redlist guidelines

Abstract Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) from the Fraser River are scheduled to be assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) in 2013. Information on the spatial distribution of Sockeye salmon populations is required for COSEWIC quantitative criteria B and D. Fraser River sockeye populations have been organized into 24 […]


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

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 and habitats. This report summarizes many of the key findings and recommendations contained in the 69 background papers, advisories and other Council […]


Status of Wild Sockeye Stocks of the Babine Watershed

Abstract Several wild Babine sockeye stocks have been identified as a growing conservation concern. This report examines the historical trends and current status of wild Babine sockeye returning to the Babine watershed in order to assess the overall health of populations. DFO’s Salmon Escapement Database System was used to assess escapement trends for all identified […]


Stock status of northern boundary coho: Canadian Report

Abstract This document presents an assessment of the status of coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the Canadian northern boundary areas with emphasis on the Skeena River. The content of this assessment has largely been drawn from published assessments (Holtby et al, 1999a; Holtby et al, 1999b; Holtby and Kadowaki, 1998; Holtby and Finnegan, 1997). Biological […]