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SFI Update: Whales Initiative

SFI Update: Whales Initiative

Today, the SFI released a newsletter outlining the measure and mandatory requirements for boating, avoidance and closures. We are documenting it here for reference. We'd like to thank the SFI for making this information concise, and available to the general public.

Heritage In Motion: The Alberni Valley Tyee Club

Heritage In Motion: The Alberni Valley Tyee Club

The Tyee Club has been one of Port Alberni’s top attractions since the Great Depression, enticing locals and tourists alike to experience fishing at its finest. While people could barely scrape a couple of coins together, they still found a way to take part in this annual event that's tradition continues today.

Safety First With AIS

Safety First With AIS

When an AIS receiver is integrated into your marine electronics system, other vessels equipped with an AIS transmitter are shown on your multifunction display as isosceles triangles. AIS targets are viewable on chart pages and radar screens.

SRKW Action Threatens More Closures

SRKW Action Threatens More Closures

SKRW Recovery Action threatens fishing in the Salish Sea. 3 public SKRW “consultation” meetings with the Department of Fisheries (DFO), announced for April.

DFO Announces Chinook Fishery Shutdown

DFO Announces Chinook Fishery Shutdown

As of today, April 16, 2019 an announcement was made for non-retention of Chinook. While how this decision will affect the BC economy overall, there has been tremendous concern on how a decision like this would affect local economies and businesses that depend on tourism—namely “recreational” sports fishing.

Chinook Options Op-Ed

Chinook Options Op-Ed

The difference in Exploitation Rate (ER) of Fraser Chinook based on DFO Science modelling determined there is only a 0.8% increased ER.