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2019 Name That Lure Contest Results

2019 Name That Lure Contest Results

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....

Southern BC Fishing Outlook 2019

Southern BC Fishing Outlook 2019

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..

Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) South Coast Meeting Highlights

Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) South Coast Meeting Highlights

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.

700,000 Juvenile Chum Dead at Powell River Hatchery

700,000 Juvenile Chum Dead at Powell River Hatchery

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 2019-2020 Salmon Conservation Stamp

The 2019-2020 Salmon Conservation Stamp

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.