KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Early predictions for 2016 Fraser River sockeye salmon returns are not promising.
Fisheries and Oceans Lower Fraser area director Jennifer Nener says about 2.27-million sockeye are expected this year.
That's comparable to 2015, when just over two-million sockeye reached Fraser River spawning grounds.
Nener estimates late-run sockeye returns will also be low, at around 100,000 fish.
She says returns will be monitored closely and harvest levels will be adjusted, if required. (CHNL)