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NFCP Update! September 2018

 

The NFCP, in collaboration with the Upper Fraser Fisheries Conservation Alliance, recently prepared a report to address:

•    the status, management and conservation initiatives for Chinook and sockeye salmon that utilize the Nechako River;

•    regional and local trends for Chinook and sockeye production in the Fraser River;

•    Chinook and sockeye monitoring practices;

•    potential stressors on Nechako salmon productivity including climate change and marine survival variations; and,

•    improved conservation practices.

The report includes three main recommendations:

1.   A recovery planning process for Early and Late Stuart sockeye is required to identify options for stock recovery in an era of changing climate and low marine and freshwater productivity;

2.   There needs to be improved marine-based monitoring and assessment of Upper Fraser Chinook; and,

3.   A feasibility evaluation is required for a Nechako Chinook Conservation Hatchery that would serve as a coded-wire tagging platform to improve the management of Upper Fraser Chinook.

 

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