British Columbia Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) Fisheries – Final Certification Report

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This report provides the final certification results of the assessment of three of the four chum salmon units of certification including the Inner South Coast fisheries, West Coast Vancouver Island and the Fraser River fisheries. This assessment evaluated a number of gear types, including seine, gillnet, troll, beach seine, fish wheels, weirs and dipnets.

The fourth unit of certification, the North Coast and Central Coast (NCCC) fisheries, is still under assessment. In April 2012, the Public Comment Draft Report (PCDR) was released for stakeholder review and comment. There were significant stakeholder comments provided, and as a result of that feedback, the assessment team sought additional information in relation to fishery management performance in the North Central Coast unit of certification. As such, the fourth unit of certification will continue through the assessment process while the three remaining units are recommended for certification at this time. To reduce confusion in this final report, scores, conditions and client action plans specific to NCCC fisheries have been removed.

Excerpt from the report’s Executive Summary