The Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) South Coast Meeting, Dec. 2018 featured an action-packed agenda covering a significant number of important issues. 2019 Fishery Planning, ,Rockfish Conservation Areas, Glass Sponge Reefs, Halibut and the Five Nations Court Decision.
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A security breach involving tampering with outside valves at the Duck Lake Hatchery in Powell River has cost the lives of approximately 700,000 juvenile chum salmon. Local residents have responded with outrage and support, and Ed Oldfield, president of the Powell River Salmon Society, says not to think of this a doom-and-gloom situation but as a true testament as to how one community is working together toward a common goal.
The area defined as new critical habitat comprises 5,025 square kilometers of Swiftsure and La Pérouse Banks off the west coast of BC. This is an offshore area stretching from Port Renfrew all the way up to Long Beach halfway between Ucluelet and Tofino. It extends out as far as 60 kilometers in the La Pérouse section.
In recent days we have been seeing calls in the media to engage in an.
Congratulations to Tak Shoji for his entry titled “Race for Survival” – the winner of the 2019-20 Salmon Conservation Stamp competition. This image will adorn next year’s stamp required to retain salmon caught in West Coast tidal waters.
The highly anticipated rebuild of the Big Rock Boat Ramp in Campbell River is finally open after an approx. $2.1 Million upgrade.
If you are planning on attending the annual Charity Chum Derby at Brown's Bay, BC, October 12-14th 2018, you are in luck...at least for now. The DFO just announced that recreational fishing stays open, and commercial is being suspended.
DFO Species at Risk Program: Proposed Amended Recovery Strategy for Northern and Southern Resident Killers Whales
Today, Sept 26th, 2018, a public WebEx webinar was held by the DFO to discuss the “DFO Species at Risk Program: Proposed Amended Recovery Strategy for Northern and Southern Resident Killers Whales”. The presentation of the slides...
Up until the mid-1990s, coho were the foundation almost every year for productive salmon fishing in the Strait of Georgia recreational fishery. Since then, however, their presence has been much less predictable...
Sockeye from the Fraser River comprise one of the greatest salmon stock aggregates in BC. It’s no exaggeration to describe it as a “foundation stock,” because it is so important to many diverse communities within the province.