Development of a Management Model for the West Coast Vancouver Island Area G Chinook Troll Fishery to Improve Economic Viability to Fishers and Conservation Benefits to Southern BC Chinook Stocks

Description

The troll fishery for Chinook salmon is economically important to local communities along the west coast, but its viability and stability has been affected by a number of issues, some of which are directly related to climate change. The long-term viability of this fishery also depends on the ability of managers to adapt to climate change impacts, such as reduced overall abundance of the salmon and annual variability in abundance. This project will develop an approach that fishery managers can use to incorporate climate change trends and impacts into the annual fishery planning process to identify management scenarios for protecting Canada's Chinook salmon stocks and maximizing their economic value. This approach will combine the use of interconnected computer models and new data collection tools.

Program Name

Aquatic Climate Change Adaptation Services Program (ACCASP)

Ecoregion(s)

Pacific: Vancouver Island West Coast

Principal Investigator(s)

Gayle Brown
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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