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Document Type: Report
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 8507
Report to: Pacific Salmn Commission
Author/Editor: J. R. Candy, K. Rawson, Gary A. Winans
Year: 2014
City: Vancouver, British Columbia
Institution: Pacific Salmn Commission
Report Number: TCCHUM (13)-1
Type of Report: Technical Report
Pages: 59
Date: 2014

This Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) Joint Chum Technical Committee report presents the information on Chum salmon stocks and fisheries in southern British Columbia and Washington for the year 2010 to address the specific provisions and requirements of Chapter 6, Annex IV of the Pacific Salmon Treaty (PST or Treaty) (Appendix A). This was the second year of implementation for the version of Annex IV that was adopted January 2009.
The treaty between the governments of Canada and the United States of America (U.S.) concerning Pacific salmon is designed to facilitate co-operation between the two countries in the management, research and enhancement of Pacific salmon stocks. Chapter 6 of Annex IV (Chum Annex) of the PST requires that Canada and the U.S. maintain a Joint Chum Technical Committee reporting, unless otherwise agreed, to the Southern Panel and the Commission and that certain fisheries for Chum salmon in southern British Columbia (B.C.) and Washington be managed in a specified manner (Appendix A). Certain fisheries of each country, while not specifically mentioned in the PST, are known to harvest Chum salmon originating in the other country. This report presents various aspects of Chum salmon found in Washington State, in B.C. waters between Vancouver Island and the mainland, and off the west coast of Vancouver Island. This report also discusses the management actions of Canada and the U.S. in relation to the PST requirements for Chum salmon and provides a précis of the last 10 years of catch and escapement information for Chum salmon of concern to the Treaty.

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Theme: Ecosystem approach to improve management of marine resources
Foci: Describe the interaction between human activities, particularly harvest of marine resources, and ecosystem function.