Submission 0011-NOBLE

Submitter: Richard Noble

Community: Vancouver

Date Submitted: March 29, 2023

The deteriorating sockeye dilemma can be resolved by determining where along their migration path the fish are disappearing. From spawning grounds to the open ocean, salmon contend with numerous factors affecting their survival. Determining which factors are having the greatest impact will lead to appropriate solutions.


Submission Files:

File 1:

R Noble 16 March 2010.pdf

Comment List

Name: Jack Emberly

Date Created: May 30, 2023

Assessing the survival rate of fry and smolts from their spawning grounds to the ocean makes a lot of sense. If we are going to know what the causes of disappearance are we have to be taking their attendance at check points such as new urban subdivisions, and cranberry and blueberry farms adjacent to tributaries – two of the potentially most destructive sources of juvenile deaths.Assessing their impact on fish population must be a priority of town and city government which have so far been allowed to assume a “see nothing, do nothing” attitude even as concerned citizens – like Rex Rutherford in Maple Ridge – phone City Hall to complain that he’s discovered dead fish in the creek running through his yard.

Name: mary russell

Date Created: July 22, 2023

Re letter by Richard Noble on March 29, the vanished Fraser sockeye were officially documented leaving the inshore waters of Vancouver fat and sassy and in incouraging numbers. Whatever happened to them happened after they left the influences of Vancouver and its urban perils.

It is known that the prime route out to sea by the Fraser sockeye is northwards via Georgia and Johnstone Straits littered with fish farms. These, perhaps suffering unreported serious disease/sea lice episodes, could be related to the vanished Sockeye of the Fraser.

Until real transparency and public reporting of disease and sea lice are mandatory, there is no way to pinpoint harm, nor to provide the remedy that will bring our wild salmon back to healthy numbers.

It is not right that this foreign owned Norwegian industy is calling the shots in our country with the help of the DFO whose sworn first duty is to protect and to consever our wild fisheries.