Sockeye is now open on the Skeena for the Kitselas First Nation members.
The FSC Fishery has opened Sockeye fishing with a limit of 30,000 fish for the entire watershed from the headwaters to the coast.
Officials say is it CRITICAL that community members report their catches to the Lands and Resources Office or a Fishery Monitor to keep a close track of the numbers.
This is a 48 hour rule that started yesterday and only applied to First Nations fishing as Sockeye is still closed to recreational fishers.
Community members are allowed to fish in the Kitselas fishing site with their regular sockeye nets provided that it has their name and number on both ends of the net.
The fishery estimates the run size as of August first to be a return of approximately 630,000 Sockeye.