Fraser Sockeye Escapement Strategy 2010: Model Overview and Summary of 2010 Planning Simulations (Draft 2)

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Abstract This document is intended as an information supplement to explain the work that went into developing draft options for the 2010 escapement strategy, which are included in the draft 2010 Pacific Region Integrated Fisheries Management…

Wild Pacific Salmon Policy Forum 3: Summary Report

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Introduction On December 8, 2005, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) convened 60 First Nations representatives and stakeholders in Burnaby, BC to discuss implementation of Canada's Policy for the Conservation of Wild Pacific…

Collaborative Development of Escapement Strategies for Fraser River Sockeye: Summary Report 2003 – 2008

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The Fraser River Sockeye Spawning Initiative (FRSSI) was a 6-year process to develop new guidelines for setting annual escapement and exploitation targets for Fraser sockeye stocks. In 2003 Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) committed to reviewing…

Proceedings of DFO Workshop on Wild Salmon Policy Strategy 4: Integrated Strategic Planning (March 2009, Nanaimo BC)

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Abstract An internal DFO workshop was held in March 2009 to review Strategy 4 of the Wild Salmon Policy (WSP), discuss how to aggregate conservation units (CUs) for planning and management, propose priority units for Strategy 4 implementation,…

Sustainable Management of Wild Salmon in Barkley Sound and Alberni Inlet: Challenges, Resources, and Priorities (Draft Discussion Paper)

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Executive Summary The Wild Salmon Policy (WSP), finalized in 2005, has served as a launching pad for substantial developments in salmon research and management. Initial efforts have focused on identifying functionally distinct groups of salmon,…

2010 State of the Environment: Cowichan Valley Regional District

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Executive Summary The Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) Environment Commission prepared this inaugural State of the Environment Report to assess the status of a variety of environmental indicators and issues that signal the health of…

Discussion paper: interim guidance for the development of strategic plans under Canada’s Policy for the Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon

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Abstract Canada's Policy for the Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon (WSP) was approved by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans in May of 2005. The overall goal of the policy is to restore and maintain "healthy and diverse salmon populations…

Reconciling the conservation of wild salmon and the production of enhanced salmon under Canada’s Wild Pacific Salmon Policy: A discussion

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Abstract Salmon enhancement has a long history in British Columbia. The use of hatcheries and other enhancement tools has also generated much controversy, especially as we learned more about real and potentially negative interactions of enhanced…