Steelhead regulations to stay the same for time being

  • Mar. 11, 2011 3:00 p.m.

The province has opted to maintain the current regulations in the Skeena River as far as the steelhead fishery is concerned, the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations said in an information bulletin.

Changes were being considered under the Skeena Quality Waters Strategy, a document that has been in the works since 2007. Through the process the government consulted with stakeholders — which included anglers, guides, First Nations and local government and business leaders — to identify concerns surrounding the steelhead fishery.

What the ministry still wants to look at is the impacts to the economy and to tourism due to any regulation changes.

The results of the study will affect the 2013-15 angling season.

More information on the Quality Waters Strategy can be found here.