Call to Action – Help Save BC’s Public Fishery

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  1. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

  2. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    Sounds pretty grim! hopefully they will give serious consideration to the proposal put forward by the Sport Fish Advisory Board.

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  3. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    This ploy is from the DFO handbook, seen it many times since the early 90’s

    Let us think we are part of the process and then do whatever they had originally wanted to do.
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  4. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    Let's make them pay for it in the election if this happens!:mad:
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  5. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Just a little weird that the Liberals are calling up the old guard at this time (out of the blue) to go into the media talking about big fishing restrictions being necessary....and remember Anderson was the Liberal Fisheries Minister who brought in our Thompson Coho zero mortality rule several decades ago and didn't back it up with habitat and enhancement to bring back the run...we are still under the same, that worked! Here we go again.
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  6. fish brain

    fish brain Crew Member

    Wilkinson was in Victoria and no one organized a protest?
  7. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Totally my first thought.
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  8. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    It’s pretty standard method ,bring out one of the Party Faithful who’s not running in the next election to do the dirty work. What would be interesting would be for someone to call him out publicly,for suggesting Public fishing bans are the only tool available and that they have a proven track record of success.
  9. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    Was he?
  10. OldBlackDog

    OldBlackDog Well-Known Member

    You need to know where he has been.
    He is on the MPA Committee at the highest level.
    And as you know that shoe has not dropped yet, but when it does things are going to be a lot different in the fishing world as to access.

  11. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Don't get me started on MPA....Tides Canada (another ENGO) is heavily invested in closing down vast tracks of our ocean. Death by a thousand cuts while everyone is sleeping.
  12. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

  13. searun

    searun Well-Known Member guys have to stop following me around with a video camera. I can't let the ENGO's see they are getting to me.
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  14. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    Think its been a few years since you had hair like that :):):)
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  15. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Those were the days...we can always wish for big hair again.
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  16. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    I wanted to give a big shout to el.Pereh from our Forum. He approached me about submitting my Letter to Editor to the Vancouver Sun. He bought an ad in paper to get it published in today's Vancouver Sun. Hopefully it helps draw more attention to the issue. Just a side note the Sun screwed up the photo and used Char not Salmon.

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  17. islandboy

    islandboy Active Member

    With the help of DFO we are returning to the era of the "King's Fish and Game".
  18. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

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  19. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    I listened to the show. Some interesting discussion and good questions. Was disappointed that he didn't ask Dr. Riddell if supported option A or B?
  20. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Below is a copy of the ONLY reply (many didn't even bother to reply!!!) I got from numerous politicians and DFO bureaucrats (from the Prime Minster on down) that actually said anything more than "thank you for your letter" and not much else. Great to see him aware of and supportive of the SVIAC Sooke Chinook Sea Pen project. I'm not a NDP member but I have to say good on him for taking the time to be aware of what is going on in his riding.

    Nevertheless I'm pretty damn mad at the very sad state of our fisheries and the total lack of leadership and vision from our elected leaders. So much for the Liberals and Conservatives - the last 100 years of history shows that they don't give a rats ass about the west coast fisheries (just like on the east coast) other than what profits and political donations they get from large corporations and companies that use and abuse our fisheries. - Disgusted to say the least!!!

    I appreciated receiving your email regarding Chinook conservation.

    Conservation efforts for Chinook stocks have been undertaken in the Juan de Fuca area, with admirable cooperation between businesses, First Nations and sports fishers. The plan to increase the return rate for Chinook spawning on the Sooke River has been very successful. With a combination of funding from the DFO and their own fundraising initiatives, the South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition is revitalizing Chinook stocks on the Sooke River.

    I agree with you, banning or too severely restricting the recreational Chinook fishery would have a detrimental impact on this conservation effort and others like it. This project depends on the enthusiasm and cooperation of the South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition, generated by an active recreational Chinook fishery.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns as it helps with my work as Member of Parliament.

    Randall Garrison, MP

    Greg Teuling
    Constituency Assistant|Adjointe de Circonscription
    Randall Garrison, Member of Parliament | Député
    (TEL/TÉL) 250-405-6550 | (FAX/TÉLÉCO) 250-405-6554
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