Evolution of Commercial Salmon Fisheries in British Columbia (The)

This paper traces the trends in fisheries management from the 1960s to the present period. The report does much to inform the public on how the fishery has evolved from a large industrial scale to the current smaller more controlled scale designed to improve salmon conservation. The commercial salmon fishery has undergone significant changes to improve conservation of the salmon resource. The report argues that the high conservation bar set to protect wild salmon and economically viable commercial fisheries are not mutually exclusive.