The North Coast Steelhead Alliance is committed to securing the escapement of wild steelhead in sufficient numbers to sustain healthy wild steelhead stocks and a robust sport fishery in northwestern British Columbia.
The NCSA is dedicated to working with all levels of government, industry, community and stakeholder groups to promote and preserve Skeena wild steelhead – for these amazing fish to be around for many years to come.
The Skeena River Fishery
The Skeena River system, in northwestern British Columbia, is home to world renowned wild steelhead & salmon. If you are an avid angler, you may already have heard of the thrill of sportfishing on the Skeena for the elusive steelhead. It is truly a world class experience not to be missed!
The Skeena is also the second largest British Columbia waterway for commercial salmon fishing, including sockeye, chinook, pink, coho and chum salmon. Historically, commercial fishing has dominated fisheries management. However, over the last decade or so a major paradigm shift has occurred and no longer is commercial fishing so dominant over its recreational sportfishing counterpart. Economic studies now show the recreational sportfishing tourism industry out-contributing the commercial fishing industry over 3 to 1 in economic impact.
Our job now is to make sure the Department of Fisheries & Oceans acknowledges this shift and manages the Skeena fishery accordingly. We are not there yet, but NCSA will continue to fight to get better management of the Skeena fishery.
If you are interested in more information about the NCSA, wild steelhead, or steelhead sportfishing on the Skeena system, we look forward to hearing from you at the contact information below.