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Poaching Fears as Fraser River Salmon Are Dumped to Rot, Even as Returns Slump

Rodney Hsu says he has found too many Fraser River sockeye in places they aren’t supposed to be this season—from residential areas to gravel roads, wrapped up in garbage bags and rotting in the open air.
Hsu, the man behind sport fishing website “Fishing with Rod,” is among those who say the dumped salmon carcasses are evidence of illegal sales.
“Usually when you come across a salmon dumping site it could be a dozen fish, a few dozen fish, or even up to 100 fish being dumped in one area,” said Hsu, who is also a member of the Sport Fishing Advisory Committee, a group that advises government on recreational angling issues….

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