Talk about a large margin of error.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has left a big range for this year’s sockeye salmon numbers.
Fraser River Panel Co-chair Les Jantz says they’re expecting 7.2 million to 72 million sockeye
“The wide range is basically due to a significantly high amount of uncertainty in the forecast, primarily due to some of the very large escapements we experienced – spawning escapements – these are the fish that returned, spawned, layed their eggs in the gravel in 2010 which was a very large return year.”
As the return is only a month in, Jantz says the next few weeks will be important in determining more solid sockeye numbers.