For the Record – Chinook Salmon Ban

Nicole Priebe – May 7 , 2018

With the Department of Fisheries and Oceans recent decision to ban the fishing of Chinook Salmon in Canadian waters- sport fishermen, fishing charters and boaters alike have all been effected. The regulation has been put in place in hopes of rebuilding the Chinook population in Canadian waters. The fishing community however, does not feel like this is a solution to the problem. Frank Molgridge, a Vancouver boat-owner and recreational fisherman spoke about the effects the decision has on anglers, charter guides and businesses such as tackle shops and bait providers. He also speaks on the social fabrication of this once great Canadian sport.

“People on the West Coast are passionate about their sport-fishing. For some it’s a way of life, for others its time out on the water with their family and friends and it’s been a part of all of our lives for a long, long time.”

Frank Molgridge Fisher, Boat Owner

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Protesters in North Vancouver outside DFO office

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Salmon fishers

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DFO Logo

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The Chinook Salmon population has been on a steady decline over the years.

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Key points on how to identify a Chinook Salmon.

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A chart of where the Pacific Salmon travel through the Province.