- BC Ministry of Finance and Corporate Relations
- BC Ministry of Agriculture
- A review of factors limiting recovery of Pacific herring stocks in Canada (ICES Journal of Marine Science)
Herring fishers are making a fraction of what they made decades ago, for the same quantity of fish. Not only has the price of herring declined, but herring populations throughout B.C. have displayed a long term decline in size-at-age, making them less desirable to fishers.
Used to define a stock that is weakened, in low numbers or poor health.
A group of wild Pacific salmon sufficiently isolated from other groups that, if driven extinct, is very unlikely to recolonize naturally.
A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.
Charter Patrolmen, Guardians and volunteers that are experts in central and north coast salmon spawning.
A facility where eggs are hatched under artificial conditions, either for conservation or aquaculture purposes.
A MSY is the largest average catch that can be captured from a stock under existing environmental conditions.
A species on which other species in an ecosystem largely depend, such that if it were removed the ecosystem would change drastically.
Used to describe a fish species that migrates up rivers from oceans to spawn.
The amount of a salmon population that does not get caught by commercial or recreational fisheries and return to their freshwater spawning habitat.
Streams that have been identified by Fisheries Managers and First Nations communities as reliable health indicators for salmon stocks.
Charter patrolmen are contracted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to provide necessary services related to the assessment and management of salmon populations throughout BC.
The process of releasing eggs for reproduction into the water. Salmon return to their spawning grounds for the purpose of reproduction.