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Tyee Sockeye To June 26,2015

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Posted in Area 4 Skeena info, Fishery Management, Tyee Test Fishery

2nd Skeena chinook gillnet opening announced

The second Skeena gillnet Chinook opening just announced. Note the 30 hour length. This eventhough the Tyee Chinook index is below the decade average of 32.71 to the 25th June. and only slightly above last years’ 19.11. Catches have been poor in this fishery the last few years but DFO still allows it probably just for politics sake.

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net
Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0591-COMMERCIAL – Salmon: Gill Net – Area C – Area 4 Chinook Opening – June 27, 2015

Area 4

Gill nets open for 30 hours Saturday June 27, 2015 from 03:00 hours to Sunday
June 28th 09:00 hours

in a portion of Subarea 4-12 east of a line running from a point 0.35 nautical
miles southwest of Georgy Pt to 54 degrees 5 minutes 30 seconds north latitude
and 130 degrees 15 minutes west longitude, thence northward to Hazel Pt, and
east of a line running from Soar Pt to Leer Pt; and 4-15.

Min mesh 203 mm. Max depth 60 meshes. Max hang ratio 3:1. Corkline to web
distance is min 0 cm and max 45 cm.

V.O.# 2015-NCSAL-10.

The target species is Skeena Chinook. Gill net fisheries are being conducted
with large mesh nets (minimum mesh size 203mm), and are conducted with non-
retention, non-possession of sockeye, coho, chum, & steelhead. Fishers are
required to release all sockeye, coho, chum, and steelhead to the water with
the least possible harm. Operating revival boxes are mandatory and may be used
to revive fish prior to release.

Posted in Area 4 Skeena info, Commercial Openings

Early Sockeye graph

Tyee Sockeye EarlyIt is still very early days but so far the run isn’t materialising as ‘predicted':

 

Posted in Area 4 Skeena info, Fishery Management

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