Bull Trout (Salvelinus confluentus)

Throughout their range, bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) populations are generally thought to be in a state of decline and have been classified as ‘blue-listed’ by the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre. The bull trout is a blue-listed species because populations are declining throughout its global range. Decline in British Columbia is due to habitat degradation, disruption of migration patterns and over fishing. Fisheries staff in the Omineca Region are currently conducting research projects to determine the population status of this important species in our area. The data collected by the research projects will allow for directed management actions that either requires implementation of a recovery strategy, maintenance of the status quo, or the potential for an increase in angling opportunities. Whatever the outcome, future management decisions will be based on sound science resulting from the information gained from the projects conducted.

MOE Staff with captured Bull Trout MOE Staff with captured Bull Trout
  • Pillipow, R., and C. Williamson. 2004. Goat River bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) biotelemetry and spawning assessments 2002-03. B.C. Journal of Ecosystems and Management 4: 1-9.
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