Salmon Conservation Challenges in British Columbia with particular reference to Central and North Coast: Council Advisory 2004

This report summarizes Council’s advice based upon an extensive analysis of the status of all salmon stocks in the central and north coast areas of BC. The advisory points out serious shortcomings in DFO’s salmon assessment program. Budgets for assessment are decreasing at a time when international protocols, the new Species at Risk Act and an increasingly aware and concerned public demand better information. The Council advisory recommends the development and funding of a core assessment program aimed at the generation of quality information.