2013 Area 6 Seine Fishery: A Fishery Out of Control

Video evidence shows wild salmon from depleted populations on British Columbia, Canada's north coast being needlessly killed in fisheries. Watershed Watch Salmon Society, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust and Raincoast Conservation Foundation are calling on the Fisheries Minister to enforce the rules put in place by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to protect endangered populations of salmon. The groups want fisheries targeting pink salmon to release the threatened chum and sockeye they encounter, ALIVE. When monitors are on board, fish are handled and released in ways that greatly increase their chances of survival. When no one is watching, these fish die by the tens of thousands.

 

2013 Area 6 Seine Fishery: A Fishery Out of Control