SKRW Recovery Action threatens fishing in the Salish Sea. 3 public SKRW “consultation” meetings with the Department of Fisheries (DFO), announced for April.
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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.
The recreational fishing industry in serious turmoil as they wonder if they will be operating their businesses or not this summer.
The difference in Exploitation Rate (ER) of Fraser Chinook based on DFO Science modelling determined there is only a 0.8% increased ER.
Our Public Recreational Fishery is under attack. Fisheries Minister Wilkinson will be receiving DFO Management advice most likely in the week of March 11, 2019 with respect to management options for Fraser Chinook (Option A or Option B).
The average recreational fisherman may not realize they have a say in how our fisheries are managed. I’m hoping that you’ve taken interest in the process—an interest in being involved, and not just jumping to conclusions about what was discussed.
The DFO has asked for letters. If you haven’t written one yet, do you know what yours will, or even should say? The SFI has made these following observations and specific recommendations.
On February 5, the DFO released a letter designed to "communicate the Department’s approach for developing fisheries management actions to address conservation concerns for Fraser River Chinook in 2019."
A big thank you to all 327 people who took our quiz this year! After cleanup, there were 22 people who had scored 100%. Those people were entered into the draw to win from our prize pool. And the winners are....
The usual practice when writing an outlook piece like this in mid-winter is to review all the available stock assessment information and, based on past experience, make some informed projections about where and when fishing might be most productive. While that will still be the basis for this look ahead..