Cohen Response 2017 Status Update

In 2009, Canada established the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River. The goal was to investigate the decline of sockeye salmon stocks and provide recommendations.

The commission’s final report, The Uncertain Future of Fraser River Sockeye, includes 75 recommendations on a range of issues.

Since the report published in October 2012, Fisheries and Oceans Canada has acted on many of the recommendations. We're committed to continuing this important work moving forward.

Topics

2017 Cohen response status update

A status update on recommendations.

2016 progress report

A detailed account of our progress on each recommendation.

Cohen Commission final report

Recommendations to improve the future sustainability of the sockeye salmon fishery in the Fraser River.

Pacific salmon fishery management

Facts on salmon, enhancement and conservation measures, policies, agreements and treaties.

Wild salmon policy

Our policy for restoring and maintaining healthy and diverse Pacific salmon populations and habitats.

Restoring wild salmon habitat

Funding for 55 community projects in British Columbia during 2016 and an updated progress report for 2017.

Consulting and engaging

Ongoing public consultations, committees and advisory boards on salmon management.


Infographic: Cohen report update [PDF 1.56 MB]

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There is a banner photo at top of document of migrating Sockeye Salmon.

Below is the document title Protecting our wild Pacific Salmon Cohen Response 2017 Status Update followed by the text:

This year’s progress was thanks to new investments in aquatic science and the $1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan.

In the center of the page is a large circle with a checkmark around text reading 64 out of 75 recommendations acted on.  This is surrounded by five smaller blue circles with checkmarks.

The blue circle on the top of the larger circle reads 6 out of 8, followed by:

Wild Salmon Policy

2 additional recommendations were acted on this year.

The blue circle on the top right of the larger circle reads 13 out of 19, followed by:

Habitat

1 additional recommendation was acted on this year.

The blue circle on the bottom right of the larger circle reads 11 out of 13, followed by:

Aquaculture

No change this year.

The blue circle on the bottom left of the larger circle reads 20 out of 20, followed by:

Science

11 additional recommendations were acted on this year.

The blue circle on the top left of the larger circle reads 14 out of 15, followed by:

Fisheries Management

3 additional recommendations were acted on this year.

Below the circles:

A graphic of a question mark is followed by: More info: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/cohen/index-eng.htm.

Bottom footer left: Canadian flag, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada Peches et Oceans Canada

Bottom footer right: Government of Canada logo

Infographic: Cohen report update

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