Credit: Topley Studio, Library and Archives Canada, 3447434

Wilmont Commission creates regulations to try and control the salmon fishing industry. Samuel Wilmot did extensive surveying of the fishing industry and decided to implement regulations on net size, the number of boats and canneries, and annual closures for canneries. There were frequently hundreds of boats on the Fraser River at one time before this commission. It was not well received and only lasted 2 years.