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    Re: Somas Sockeye Bulletin

    When is a good time to come up to Port Alberni and buy some fish from 1st nations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gr8 white hunter View Post
    When is a good time to come up to Port Alberni and buy some fish from 1st nations.
    Oddly enough you won't find any.
    All sectors have bought in that NO-ONE will fish for sockeye this year, period.
    And to date, there have been zero incidences of non-compliance from any.

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    South Coast Salmon Bulletin
    16 June 2020 Escapement Update
    Sockeye—Area 23 Somass River

    ESCAPEMENT ESTIMATES

    The total adult sockeye escapement to the Somass system is estimated at 13,127 adults through Sunday, 14 June.

    For 2020 fishery management purposes, the Area 23 round table agreed to begin fisheries in the “critical” zone for early season harvest management, using a management forecast of 168,788 adult sockeye. No harvest is available at this run size. The first in-season re-forecast is expected on 25 June.

    The combined Somass expected escapement is the predicted run of 168,788 adults. The stock-specific escapement targets below are based on the predicted proportion of Somass returns generated by the best performing forecast—the sibling model (23% Great Central Lake, 77% Sproat Lake).

    DAILY ESCAPEMENT COUNTS

    Since 9 June, daily counts ranged from 121–373 adults through the Stamp Falls fishway and from 572–1144 adults through the Sproat fishway.

    RIVER CONDITIONS

    Hydromet stations, located at both the Sproat River and Stamp Falls fishways, collect data on environmental conditions—air and water temperatures, barometric pressure, rainfall, and water depth. Current data are available here.

    Daily river temperatures over the week of 9–16 June 2020 ranged from 17.3–18.5℃ (average: 17.9℃) at the Sproat River fishway (Figure 6) and from 14.2–16.9℃ (average: 15.5℃) at the Stamp Falls fishway (Figure 7).

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    Escapement objectives

     Fisheries targeting Somass (Great Central Lake and Sproat Lake) sockeye are managed with a variable harvest rate strategy. The allowable harvest rate increases with abundance from 15% at run sizes of 200,000 (the lower fishery reference point) to a maximum of 70% at run sizes greater than 1.5 million.

     The optimal spawning escapement target for production is considered about 350,000 adults (200,000 and 150,000 for Great Central Lake and Sproat Lake, respectively). However, for stock evaluation purposes the escapement target increases with run size so that the allowable exploitation rate never exceeds 70%.

     The combined Somass escapement target at the sub-170,000 run size is up to 170,000 spawners. The stock-specific escapement targets (Great Central = 38,821; Sproat = 129,967) are based on the current year’s sibling forecast model for stock composition: 23% Great Central Lake and 77% Sproat Lake.

    Biological benchmarks

     Biological benchmarks are used to assess the conservation status of salmon conservation units (CUs). CUs below the lower biological benchmark are considered at risk of extirpation. CUs above the upper biological benchmark are considered healthy.

     For the Great Central Lake CU, the lower and upper abundance benchmarks are 30,000 and 90,000 spawners, respectively. For the Sproat Lake CU, the lower and upper abundance benchmarks are 12,000 and 65,000 spawners, respectively.

     Note: to achieve production objectives associated with Somass stocks, the fishery reference points and the corresponding escapement targets under the Somass sockeye management plan are higher than these biological reference points for the Somass CUs.

    Overview of escapement monitoring program

    Fish counting operations on the Somass river system are run by the Hupačasath First Nation in cooperation with DFO. The objective of the program is to estimate escapement of sockeye, Chinook, and coho using video counts from the Sproat and Stamp Falls fishways. Counting operations began on 15 and 28 April at the Sproat and Stamp Falls fishways, respectively.

    Fish passing through all fishways are recorded 24 hours per day (tunnels are illuminated at night) using a video monitoring system. Trained and experienced observers review migration on the recordings from both sites to estimate escapement into each system. For most time periods, observers typically review all 60 minutes of each hour. During periods of high migration, observers review clips varying from 5–30-minutes from each hour of video footage depending on fish density. Counts from these shortened clips are then expanded to estimate hourly totals.

    Observers identify fish to species and estimate the proportion of marked (e.g. adipose-fin-clipped) fish. Biological samples are collected from sockeye 2–3 times per week from fish at both counting sites to estimate the age and sex composition of escapement. The age results from biosampling are applied to total escapement numbers to more accurately estimate daily adult and jack escapements.

    Information produced in partnership between Hupačasath First Nation and Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    For more information contact: Nick Brown, WCVI Salmon Stock Assessment Biologist
    Cell (77 700-1687, e-mail: Nicholas.Brown@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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    SOMASS SOCKEYE BULLETIN # 4 – 2020 Date: June 18, 2020
    For more info please call the Port Alberni DFO office at 250 720 4440

    Somass Sockeye Stock Assessment Update

    Pre-season forecast: Somass (Great Central and Sproat) – 169,000 Henderson Lake Sockeye outlook < 15,000

    Escapement to June 17: Stamp: 3,881 Sproat: 15,758 Total: 18,639

    Test Fishery: Seine vessel Nita Maria testing June 14th - 15th estimated 8,500 inside 10 Mile Point and 7,500 outside. First in-season re-forecast: June 25th

    Catch Estimate: 538 Somass First Nations – 0 Maa-nulth First Nations – 0 Area D Gillnet – 0 Area B Seine - 0 Recreational – 0 Test Fishery - 538

    NEXT WEEK’S FISHING PLANS:

    All Fishing plans are subject to change depending on weekly meetings.

    First Nations

    Hupacasath & Tseshaht – Sockeye FSC closed, EO - closed.
    Maa-nulth – Sockeye Treaty closed

    Commercial

    Area D Gillnet – closed.
    Area B Seine – closed.

    Recreational

    Sockeye closed
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    SOMASS SOCKEYE BULLETIN # 6 – 2020 Date: June 30, 2020

    For more info please call the Port Alberni DFO office at 250 720 4440

    Somass Sockeye Stock Assessment Update

    Pre-season forecast: Somass (Great Central and Sproat) – 169,000 Henderson Lake Sockeye outlook < 15,000

    Escapement to June 30: Stamp: 41,743 Sproat: 66,181 Total: 107,924
    Test Fishery: Seine vessel Nita Maria testing June 28st, 29nd 30th estimated 25,000 inside 10 Mile Point and 15,000 outside.
    First in-season re-forecast: June 25th run size upgraded to 250,000
    Catch Estimate: 1,760
    Somass First Nations - 0
    Maa-nulth First Nations - 0
    Area D Gillnet - 0
    Area B Seine - 0
    Recreational – 0
    Test Fishery – 1,760

    NEXT WEEK’S FISHING PLANS:

    All Fishing plans are subject to change depending on weekly meetings.

    First Nations

    Hupacasath - FSC gillnets open 12 pm Tuesday June 30 to 12 pm Thursday July 1Tsu-ma-uss (Hupacasath & Tseshaht) – FSC Hook and Line open 7 days a week.

    Maa-nulth – 7 days a week hook and line and gillnet.

    Starting June 30th, the harvest plan may include the contracting of designated Area D Gillnet vessels displaying Maa-nulth identification flags to harvest sockeye.

    Commercial

    Area D Gillnet– open 8 hours from 12 pm to 8 pm Thursday July 2nd, Bamfield Harbour to Hissin Point.

    Area B Seine – No opening scheduled.

    Recreational

    July 1st until further notice 2 sockeye per day in Area 23 including the tidal portions of the Somass River.

    Tidal Portion of the Somass River is open 5 am to 10 pm daily.
    See FN 0617 FN 0617 Sockeye opening Area 23
    Somass Park open July 1st to July 24th daily 1 sockeye per day in a portion of the freshwater section of the Somass River.

    See FN 0618 FN 0618 Somass Park
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    Re: Somas Sockeye Bulletin

    Legit or DFO just trying to sell some licences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tyreguy View Post
    Legit or DFO just trying to sell some licences?
    Legit.
    However it is still a tad early to loose the hounds IMHO...

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    SOMASS SOCKEYE BULLETIN # 7 – 2020 Date: July 2, 2020

    For more info please call the Port Alberni DFO office at 250 720 4440

    Somass Sockeye Stock Assessment Update

    Pre-season forecast: Somass (Great Central and Sproat) – 169,000 Henderson Lake Sockeye outlook < 15,000

    Escapement to July 1: Stamp: 61,179 Sproat: 79,688 Total: 140,867

    Test Fishery: Seine vessel Nita Maria testing June 28th, 29th, 30th estimated 15,000 inside 10 Mile Point and 25,000 outside.

    Re-forecast July 2 - run size remains 250,000

    Catch Estimate: 9,995

    Somass First Nations – 2,240

    Maa-nulth First Nations – 1,637

    Area D Gillnet – 3,440

    Area B Seine - 0

    Recreational – 0 (available next bulletin) Test Fishery – 2,678

    NEXT WEEK’S FISHING PLANS:

    All Fishing plans are subject to change depending on weekly meetings.

    First Nations

    Hupacasath - FSC gillnets open 5 am July 3 to 12 pm July 5.

    Tseshaht - FSC Communal Drag Seine daily 5 am to 12 pm July 3 - 5.

    Tsu-ma-uss (Hupacasath & Tseshaht) – FSC Hook and Line open 7 days a week.

    Tsu-ma-uss (Hupacasath & Tseshaht) – FSC Gillnets opens 12 pm July 5 to 12 pm July 6.

    Maa-nulth – 7 days a week hook and line and gillnet. Starting June 30th, the harvest plan may include the contracting of designated Area D Gillnet vessels displaying Maa-nulth identification flags to harvest sockeye.

    Commercial

    Area D Gillnet– open 6 hours from 6 am to 12 pm July 7th, Pocahontas to Hocking Point.

    Area B Seine – No opening scheduled.

    Recreational

    July 1st until further notice 2 sockeye per day in Area 23 including the tidal portions of the Somass River.


    Tidal Portion of the Somass River is open 5 am to 10 pm daily.
    See FN 0617 FN 0617 Sockeye opening Area 23

    Somass Park open July 1st to July 23 daily 1 sockeye per day in a portion of the freshwater section of the Somass River.
    See FN 0618 FN 0618 Somass Park
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