Commercial Fishermen Support Cuts in Chinook Catches

The commercial fishing industry in BC is supporting a move to shut down the Chinook salmon fishery in parts of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Gulf Islands as well as partial closures in the mouth of the Fraser River.

The federal government is hoping the measures will increase the amount of salmon for the endangered southern resident killer whale population.

Organic Ocean recognizes that the viability of the whales is a significant concern, and supports this change – there are plenty of other species of salmon to satisfy restaurant menus and supermarkets.

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