Economic Dimensions of Skeena Watershed Salmonid Fisheries

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This report provides an economic snapshot of contemporary fisheries for Skeena salmon and steelhead, including aboriginal, commercial, and sport fisheries. The focus of the economic study is to: (1) gain a comprehensive understanding of the Skeena-area commercial salmon industry, (2) gain a similar level of understanding of the marine and freshwater recreational fisheries on the Skeena, (3) provide a cursory profile of First Nations fisheries on the Skeena, and (4) learn lessons from management/business models successfully (and unsuccessfully) deployed in other commercial fisheries and jurisdictions.