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COMMERCIAL - Salmon: Gill Net

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0786-Salmon: Gillnet - Area E - Area 29 - Fraser River Chum - Update

Chum Test Fishery results at Albion are used to generate an in-season Fraser
River terminal chum return. The preliminary in-season estimate is 2,175,000
chum and a commercial surplus has been identified; this estimate will be
updated on a weekly basis.

Opportunities to harvest chum salmon will be constrained by management
objectives for Interior Fraser steelhead which is a stock of concern presently
co-migrating in the Fraser River. Harvest opportunities in commercial
fisheries will be planned to minimize impacts on these stocks, as outlined in
the 2008 South Coast Salmon Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP).

Currently a commercial Area E Gillnet chum opening in Area 29 is being planned
for the week of Oct 27. An update outlining a fishery schedule and details for
this opening will be provided next week.

Albion test fishery catch updates are available on the Lower Fraser Test
fishing Information line at 604-666-6182. Recorded updates for Area E fleet
are available on the Fisheries & Oceans Information line at 604) 666-2828.

Barbara Mueller, Resource Manager (604)666-2370

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Operations Center - FN0786
Sent October 17, 2008 at 14:23
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