Sockeye returns to Great Central Lake have been very poor this year, but the Tseshaht Fisheries Manager says there’s still a lot of fish still to return.
With only 350,000 sockeye expected to return to the Somass this year, biologists are keeping a close watch on where the fish are going.
Tseshaht Fisheries Manager Andy Olson said while Sproat Lake stocks are doing well, returns to Great Central Lake are causing some concern.
He says while only 16,000 sockeye have gone through the Stamp River counters, 80,000 have gone into Sproat Lake.
Olson said all sectors received an allocation to fish, but First Nations have pulled their nets for the time being.
A DFO test boat was on the water this past weekend, and there could be a change to the sockeye forecast tomorrow.