Since British Columbia contains the core area of the bull trout's range we have a global responsibility for the conservation of this species.
Research is focusing on developing an understanding of the biological diversity of the species, migration and movement patterns, and factors controlling species distribution. Our goal is to conserve the natural diversity of bull trout in their habitat. As more research projects are completed on bull trout we realize how sensitive they are to over fishing and habitat change. For example, we now know how important large females are to the survival of a population. Larger females carry the most eggs and are able to move larger stones and dig deeper redds than smaller fish. This ability improves the survival of their eggs.
Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. 1111. Bull Trout in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. BC Fish Facts