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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.

Call to Action – Help Save BC’s Public Fishery

Call to Action – Help Save BC’s Public Fishery

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 SFAB Process: Why and How Anglers Can Become Engaged

The SFAB Process: Why and How Anglers Can Become Engaged

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.

Vancouver Island Salmon Enhancement & Habitat Restoration

Vancouver Island Salmon Enhancement & Habitat Restoration

Vancouver Island is home to approximately 37 hatcheries, seven of which are major federally operated facilities. In addition, there are also 45 First Nations and non-profit community-based groups working toward one common goal: helping to enhance salmon stocks as well as to protect, maintain, and restore their natural habitat. In 2018...

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..