Big announcement tomorrow morning

Discussion in 'Conservation, Fishery Politics and Management.' started by Powerset, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Powerset

    Powerset Member

    Dfo and Premier Horgan making big announcements tomorrow morning. I look at that as a positive because dfo wouldn’t invite Horgan if they were shutting everything down, it would be a huge dust up. Hopefully I’m right
     
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  2. kingspring

    kingspring Active Member

    Will our puppet Premier be pulled to the right or to the left?
     
  3. OldBlackDog

    OldBlackDog Well-Known Member

  4. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Minister Wilkinson and Premier Horgan to make important announcement on the restoration and protection of wild Pacific salmon
    From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    Media advisory
    Victoria, British Columbia – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, and B.C. Premier, the Honourable John Horgan, will make an important announcement relating to the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund. Announced in November 2018, the Fund will focus on salmon habitat protection and restoration as well as ensuring the fish and seafood sector in British Columbia is positioned for long-term environmental and economic sustainability.

    Media are invited to attend. The Minister and Premier will be available to take questions following the announcement.

    Dial In Numbers: 604-681-0260 Vancouver
    1-877-353-9184 Canada and USA

    Participant Pass Code: 70829

    Date: Friday, March 15, 2019
    Time: 9:00 a.m. (local time)
    Location: Fisherman’s Wharf, 12 Erie St, Victoria, BC
    Directions: Fisherman’s Wharf

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    Contacts
    Jocelyn Lubczuk
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
    343-548-7863
    Jocelyn.lubczuk@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-990-7537
    Media.xncr@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

    Sage Aaron
    Communications Director
    Office of the Premier
    778-678-0832


    Stay connected

     
  5. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    on the call now, more funding 70% fed 30% from BC 100 million, salmon restoration

    5 million for PSF

    now they are arguing about tanker traffic....

    now talking about Chinook restrictions....declines have been significant... need to see how restrictions last year effect stocks...have not made any determinations at this stage.

    Minister will make decision on Chinook based on science...DFO was cut to pieces by conservative and budgets were cut... goverment...need more money to do stock assessments.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  6. Powerset

    Powerset Member

    It’s just more funding spread out over 5 years. Great news in that sense but no announcement about fishing. Former Fed Fisheries Minister David Anderson called for a complete closure of Chinook retention for 4 years like his coho ban in the 90’s. Which begs the question, why wasn’t more done with Chinook then?
     
  7. OldBlackDog

    OldBlackDog Well-Known Member

    Anderson’s call for cuts to save the Thompson Coho went really well.
     
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  8. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Fraser Chinook stocks in the 1990s were relatively health as compared to day. Some were in the 20k returns that are down to less then 2k now.... Even 4 years ago Spring Fraser Chinook numbers were much higher.
     
  9. OldBlackDog

    OldBlackDog Well-Known Member

    So, if the Liberals loose the election, does the money dry up?




     
  10. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    I guess that really depends on who wins and who BC votes for
     
  11. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Governments of Canada and British Columbia now accepting proposals to help restore Pacific salmon and boost the province’s fish and seafood sector
    From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

    News release
    March 15, 2019

    Victoria, BC - Wild Pacific salmon is integral to the economic and social fabric of coastal communities, and is fundamental to Indigenous communities across British Columbia. The need to act now to protect habitat and restore our wild fish stocks is clear and indeed vital to the environmental and economic sustainability of the province.

    Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson and BC Premier, the Honourable John Horgan, officially launched the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund in Victoria. This fund is a federal-provincial collaboration that will help restore the habitat of our wild fish stocks in communities across British Columbia, and the protection of our vulnerable wild Pacific salmon species. The Government of Canada is investing $100 million over five years, and the Government of British Columbia is investing $42.85 million over five years.

    It will also support fisheries innovation, science and infrastructure so that BC fish stocks can be harvested sustainably into the future. These investments support the protection of BC’s wild fisheries and enhance sustainability in the aquaculture industry.

    The fund is now open to proposals from Indigenous groups, conservation groups, commercial organizations in the wild fisheries and industry sectors, recreational fisheries, as well as non-commercial organizations such as universities and academia, industry associations and research institutions. The fund will support projects that leverage local knowledge such as local Indigenous monitoring and guardianship programs and community-led habitat restoration, among other innovative projects aimed at protecting and restoring wild fish stocks.

    To be eligible, projects must focus on one or more of the following three areas:

    • Innovation – to encourage the development of new technologies to increase productivity and help meet conservation and sustainability objectives, including the protection and restoration of wild BC stocks, including Pacific salmon;
    • Infrastructure – to encourage capital investments in new products, processes or technologies to support the advancement of sustainable fishing practices and to support the protection and restoration of wild BC stocks, including Pacific salmon;
    • Science partnerships – to support collaborations with academia and other research institutions to improve our knowledge and understanding of impacts to wild stocks and to develop sustainable fishing practices.
    The investments from the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will ensure BC’s wild fisheries are environmentally and economically sustainable for the long-term and that jobs in the fishery are resilient to the challenges of climate change and evolving economic conditions. The fund will help protect and restore priority wild BC fish stocks, including Pacific salmon. Consumers will also benefit from high-quality, sustainably sourced, Canadian fish and seafood products.

    To find out more about eligibility, project criteria and how to apply, visit the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund web page: bcsrif.ca.

    Quotes
    “The Government of Canada believes that environmental sustainability and economic growth go together. The new BC Salmon Innovation and Restoration Fund will restore and protect our wild Pacific salmon, while creating more economic opportunities and jobs for the people of British Columbia. I am extremely pleased with the very positive partnership we have developed with the Government of BC in this important area. By working together with the provincial government, conservation groups, scientists and industry we are confident that we can enhance our fisheries and protect our wild fish stocks.”

    The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

    “Wild salmon are a part of who we are in this province. Over the past 20 months, our government has been working with First Nations, communities, commercial and recreational fisheries, environmental organizations, and other experts to develop a path forward, towards a sustainable BC fishery that supports wild salmon. By dedicating resources to habitat restoration and salmon runs, this fund will build on that work to make sure wild salmon stocks thrive in BC.”

    The Honourable John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia

    “The BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund demonstrates that the province is taking significant action to support wild salmon stocks and fisheries. We are working in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada to protect the health of wild salmon, and support the First Nations, communities and industries that rely on them.”

    The Honourable Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture

    Quick facts
    • The British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund is a 70% federal, 30% provincial cost-shared program.

    • The Government of Canada is investing $100 million over five years for the British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund and will also provide a one-time contribution of $5 million to the Pacific Salmon Endowment Fund.

    • The Government of British Columbia is investing $42.85 million over five years.

    • Salmon are a part of intricate food webs in both their freshwater and marine environments, affecting everything from tiny zooplankton to large mammals like whales, bears and birds of prey.

    • Culturally, Chinook is an important species for many BC First Nations. It is also part of the province’s long tradition of recreational and sport fishing, which is connected to BC’s tourism industry. Commercial fishing also plays a large role in BC’s economy.
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  12. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    maybe we can apply for a million dollars to buy one of those machines to clip chinook???


    ritish Columbia Salmon Restoration
    and Innovation Fund

    Services
    The British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund is a contribution program funded jointly by the federal and provincial government. The fund will provide an investment of up to $142.85 million over 5 years to support BC’s fish and seafood sector, and to ensure the sustainability of wild Pacific salmon and other BC fish stocks.

    The fund will support protection and restoration activities for priority wild fish stocks, including salmon, as well as projects that will ensure the fish and seafood sector in BC is positioned for long-term environmental and economic sustainability.

    The federal government will provide 70% of the funding, and 30% will come from the Province of BC.

    Funding focus
    The British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund focuses on 3 areas, which are:

    1. innovation to encourage the development of new technologies to:
      • increase productivity
      • help meet conservation and sustainability objectives, including the protection and restoration of wild BC stocks, including Pacific salmon
    2. infrastructure to encourage capital investments in new products, processes or technologies to support the:
      • advancement of sustainable fishing practices
      • protection and restoration of wild BC stocks, including Pacific salmon
    3. science partnerships to support collaborations with academia and other research institutions to:
      • improve our knowledge and understanding of impacts to wild stocks
      • develop sustainable fishing practices
    Funding is available for projects that meet the eligibility and assessment criteria in BC. Current priorities for the fund are:

    • restoration, protection and maintenance of healthy and diverse salmon populations and their habitats
    • improved performance and sustainability of the commercial and recreational fisheries
    • improved sustainability of the aquaculture industry to ensure the protection and conservation of marine ecosystems and wild fish populations
    Collaboration
    To identify and promote projects of mutual interest, we'll work with the Province of BC to engage:

    • Indigenous groups
    • non-governmental organizations
    • industry and industry associations
    • scientific and academic communities
     
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  13. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    There certainly needs to be a financial investment in people to fin clip all of the fall white chinooks produced from the Chehalis, Inch Creek, and Chilliwack River hatcheries. Also, depending on how the federal minister reacts to the recent court decision regarding PRV and wild salmon, these hatchery chinooks will have to be proven PRV free before they can be released. More money needed that most likely will come from this new funding.
    I can also see additional $$$ for Drs. Hinch, Farrell, and Cooke.
     
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  14. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    https://www.nmt.us/autofish-system/

    AUTOFISH SYSTEM
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    AutoFish System is contained in a trailer so that it can be moved between hatcheries.

    AutoFish System is a self-contained mobile unit that uses advanced technology to rapidly sort within 1 mm accuracy, clip adipose fins (marks), and inject Coded Wire Tags in snouts (tagging) of salmonids from 57 mm to 142 mm.

    Mass marking and tagging Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout and other salmonids reared at enhancement hatcheries is an important tool for managing hatcheries in a sustainable manner. To meet the requirements of the Endangered Species Act, federal and state mandates, recommendations from independent scientists, and the Hatchery Genetic Management Plans, hatchery fish must have a visible mark or tag that can be used to distinguish them from naturally produced fish. In many programs, excising the adipose fin has been selected as the visible mark.

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    Inside the trailer, the fish are sorted by size to the clipping and tagging lines. The white trays are used to keep the fish swimming through the system. After clipping and tagging, the fish return through pipes back to the holding pond.

     
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  15. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    Very cool! I'm not sure how this might work for our 90 day smolts from these hatcheries, but it seems promising ... Cuba Libre, Brian Klassen, your thoughts ??

    Any idea of the cost of this?
     
  16. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    ITs over a million and the ordering time is more then a year I think.
     
  17. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

  18. Brian Klassen

    Brian Klassen New Member

    Well Dave it is promising but what about logistics? How many fish a day can it mark and at what size? The devil is in the details. Can it handle the work load at the time it's needed. All of the Harrison chinook at Chilliwack, Inch Chehalis and Capilano all hatch at about the same time so they will all need to be marked at about the same time depending on growth rates at each site due too water temperatures. Is the window big enough to get it all done before release? I don't know. The other thing you will have to consider is that all ( or most ) of the mass marked chinook from the US are just clipped and not tagged while under the Pacific Salmon Treaty all adipose clipped chinook released from Canada need to be code wire tagged. That will increase the costs significantly. Unless that provision has been dropped from the Treaty. I don't know as I have not kept on top of it. All food for thought.
     
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  19. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Not anymore....one letter the PST telling the US they were are moving to a mass marking program and its done...Its not a road block

    "AutoFish System is a self-contained mobile unit that uses advanced technology to rapidly sort within 1 mm accuracy, clip adipose fins (marks), and inject Coded Wire Tags in snouts (tagging) of salmonids from 57 mm to 142 mm."

    can do up to 8k an hour
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019
  20. OldBlackDog

    OldBlackDog Well-Known Member

    As noted elsewhere, show me the money!

    Let’s see if any of this money actually hits the ground

    Something that the SFAB can monitor via motions requesting a yearly update.

    Should be requested by the Main Board for all of B.C.
     

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