Concerns are being raised about a popular dish at homes and restaurants across BC being too much in demand.
“We all sort of get sockeye fever when the run’s coming back. It’s great to bring those fish home and put ’em on the barbecue and I certainly enjoy it.”
The Executive Director of the Watershed Watch Salmon Society says ensuring the survival of Fraser River sockeye depends on better management by the authorities.
“They’re putting the commercial industry first.”
Aaron Hill blames over-fishing for last year’s run being 20% smaller than expected.
“First Nations representatives had to pull their nets because they didn’t have the heart fishing on some stocks they knew had already been over-fished.”
He says 2014 was supposed to be a better year because the fish were spawned during the dominant 2010 Adams River run.
CKNW’s calls to officials with Fisheries and Oceans Canada for a response have not yet been returned.