Biologist makes case to ditch precautionary sockeye management along the Fraser
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [National Post] by Brian Hutchinson - September 5, 2014
The return of the sockeye to B.C.'s Fraser River this time of year can sometimes mean money for fishermen and their families. It always means disagreement over how many fish should be taken for human consumption - even in years of extraordinary abundance, such as this one.
In British Columbia, the Fraser sockeye are a treasure, a worry, a conundrum.
This is a province where a recent commission of inquiry into the fish spent 133 days hearing from 179 witnesses and handling 3 million pages of documents, and came to almost no firm conclusions about anything...
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