Surveys of Native Food Fisheries for Steelhead in the Skeena River System

Skeena River steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) are subjected to commercial, native and sport fisheries as they migrate to their spawning areas. Standardized surveys are conducted to estimate fishing effort and catch in the commercial fishery (hail data, sales slips) and the sport fishery (eg. Billings 1988). I n contrast, little is known about impacts of the native food fishery. Limited unpublished data from Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Ministry of Environment files, along with cursory surveys by Morrel et al. (1985) and Lough (M.S. 1988) form the extent of our present understanding of this fishery.

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Author Tetreau, R., Spence, C. and M.C. Beere
Data Steward BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
Publication Year 1990, 1991