Upper Fraser River bull trout management evaluation

Bull trout in the upper Fraser watershed (UFW) of British Columbia are important top predators and serve as the basis of a recreational fishery. Anglers in the region have asked government to consider changing current fishing regulations for bull trout from catch-and-release to regulations that allow them to take a portion of their catch home. Allowing for this regulatory change would increase the types of fishing opportunities in the area but could harm bull trout populations. This is further complicated as there is little information on the ability to sustainably harvest bull trout, and as the species has conservation listing. TO BE CONT'D

Rachel Chudnow
Faculty Supervisor: 
Scott Hinch
British Columbia
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