According to a report in the Toronto Star, predictions for the sockeye run this year on the Fraser River suggest that it will be a massive number of the fish returning to the Fraser. In fact, the largest run in a century is suggested, with 25 million fish estimated to swim up the British Columbia river.
“The optimistic forecast stands in stark contrast to last year, when the commission predicted 10 million fish would swim up the Fraser and only 1.5 million showed up.”
Last year, the talk was about the apparent collapse of the Fraser River sockeye salmon – so much so that a Federal Inquiry was initiated to try to determine the cause of the collapse.
This year, for the first time in many, the sockeye season will be open to commercial, native, and sport anglers.