Saturday, June 27, 2009

BC launches first Salmon Stronghold program

In a press conference hosted by the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, and in collaboration with the Chehalis first nations group it was announced that the Harrison River will be BCs first pilot project as a wild fish stronghold. By managing for salmon strongholds, agencies, tribes and nonprofits seek to concentrate and coordinate recovery efforts and minimize human impacts on a strong remaining wild population. These types of efforts have long been supported by wild fish groups as the only real way to address declining runs of salmon. While the Fraser system still has many challenges to overcome, protecting one of its finest tributaries in the Harrison is a big step. See more coverage at the Wild Salmon Centers website.

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