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Ross calls on DFO to allow catch and release Chinook fishery

Ross calls on DFO to allow catch and release Chinook fishery

Skeena MLA Ellis Ross is calling on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to allow a recreational Chinook salmon fishery in the Skeena and Nass watersheds.

Ross has penned a letter to federal fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc asking for catch and release fishery to ease the impact on the region’s economy.

With a sweeping DFO closure of the rivers, Ross says there will be a ripple effect on local jobs that depend on recreational fishing and tourism. Ross says a catch and release fishery for Chinook would allow for conservation while supporting local jobs.

Ross has also asked forests minister Doug Donaldson for the provincial government’s support of his position.

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