B.C First Nation announces full closure of Chilcotin River steelhead fishery

A B.C. First Nation is closing the Chilcotin River steelhead trout fishery to its people because of an 81 percent species decline over the last 18 years.

“Steelhead are facing a serious crisis that cannot be ignored,” said Tsilhqot’in National Government Chair Chief Joe Alphonse Tuesday. “We are imposing an immediate closure on the fisheries for our people. All sectors within government and business need to take this decline in population numbers seriously.”

Read the full story from the Williams Lake Tribute.

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