Canada to Close Nearly 60% of Commercial Pacific Salmon Fisheries in Effort to Protect Species
Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Bernadette Jordan announced significant commercial salmon closures for the 2020 season.
The aim of the move is to reduce pressure on Pacific salmon stocks and will be included in the 2021-22 Pacific Salmon Integrated Fisheries Management Plan. The closures will impact Commercial salmon fisheries and First Nations Communal Commercial fisheries.
In all, the closures will result in closures to nearly 60 percent of commercial salmon fisheries for the 2021 season...
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