The Pacific Salmon Explorer
The Pacific Salmon Explorer is a tool for exploring the status of salmon populations and various pressures on their habitats in British Columbia.
The Pacific Salmon Explorer currently shows information on salmon in the Skeena River, but we are working with local partners to expand this tool to the Nass River, Central Coast, South Coast, Fraser River, and Vancouver Island.
What can I find on the Pacific Salmon Explorer?
- Sixty years of population data (e.g. spawner abundance, harvest) for Chinook, coho, chum, pink and sockeye salmon populations;
- Interactive maps displaying the risk of degradation to freshwater salmon habitats from multiple human and environmental pressures;
- Summary information related to the biological status of salmon populations;
- Maps showing the location of both existing and proposed resource development projects that may overlap with salmon habitat;
- Summary reports for geographically and genetically distinct populations of salmon (known as Conservation Units under Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy);
- Ability to download source datasets and print maps and figures.
Download an information sheet on the Pacific Salmon Explorer here.