Call to Action – Help Save BC’s Public Fishery

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  1. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    I wouldn't expect to receive a letter from the liberals till after the restriction are in place and then It will probably be a form letter about how awesome they are for protecting Chinook with conservation measures.
  2. finaddict

    finaddict Well-Known Member

    WITW, As we all know, this is nothing new. The saddest part of DFO is not the local lobbying done by other NGO's, its the absolute disdain with which Ottawa DFO management treats West Coast Fisheries. Nothing will ever change in Ottawa regardless of who is in power. The only solution to proper west coast fisheries management is to bring it back to the west coast. To have a National agency try to manage fisheries with such an extreme bias to commercial fisheries, no recognition of the contribution of the public fisheries, and a myopic focus on aboriginal title is to court extinction.

    A provincial organization accountable to people in the province of B.C. where voter's passion to the public fishery and where their votes actually count, will be the only way that the public fishery will ever be recognized. Whether that is through a revolutionary change in DFO management, or through the revolution of Western separation, the solution is not likely to happen in our lifetime.....
  3. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Sad, but true. We need to start the movement to take over our fisheries in the west coast.
  4. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    Mr. Mel Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap, CPC):
    Thank you, Mr. Chair.
    Mr. Andrew Thomson: In terms of landed value, I don't have the GDP figures off the top of my head but for comparison, the commercial fishery is about $398 million; the aquaculture industry in British Columbia is about $500 million on an annual basis, sometimes a little higher due to price; and the recreational fishery is generally estimated to be about $700 million on an annual basis.
    Mr. Mel Arnold:
    There's a significantly higher value in the recreational fishery.
    Ms. Rebecca Reid: The value of the recreational fishery is a reflection of the spinoff benefits from not just the harvest of the fish but also the guiding operations and the other operations that accompany it, so when you look at the recreational fishery value, you need to consider those aspects as well
    .Mr. Andrew Thomson: The vast majority of fish landed by poundage is through the commercial fishery. A fairly small amount of fish in total weight is landed by the recreational fishery, if that's the question you're asking.
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  5. Captain PartyMarty

    Captain PartyMarty Well-Known Member

    So does anybody know what’s going on? Are still allowed to fish on Monday?
  6. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    business as usual until told otherwise
  7. dmurph

    dmurph Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable, how they could leave a decision so important for so many right until the very last minute. If the government just casually slips some major closures into a simple amendment in the regs, that may be an all time low move. I would of thought there would have been a major press release of some sort.
  8. SpringVelocity

    SpringVelocity Well-Known Member

    Will be fishing to old regulations until the announcement. Its on the ministers desk,so don't know when.
  9. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    They might as well wait until everyone's purchased their license before they **** them right? This is reminding me of my first marriage.
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  10. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    We are seeing how important recreational fishermen are to our federal government way over in Ottawa.
  11. UkeeDreamin

    UkeeDreamin Well-Known Member

    Fingers crossed that the delay means they are actually taking all the feedback seriously .... pessimist in me would say the time being taken is figuring out how to spin delivering the rec sector a shit sandwich!


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  12. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    I’ve been told by someone in the know that the minister is on vacation...
  13. IronNoggin

    IronNoggin Well-Known Member

    Taking cures from his Boss, Pierre's Idiot Child.
    When things get heated, duck & run...
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  14. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    If you mean by vacation in ottawa voting to boot out JWR and Phillpot then yep! Hopefully they don't buy the FN vote with fish.
  15. Aces

    Aces Well-Known Member

    Maybe things aren’t all that heated as far as they are concerned?
    That’s what I’m worried about the most
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  16. cohochinook

    cohochinook Well-Known Member

    Spoke to my MP's office today to one of her senior staffers. They have been communicating with the Fisheries Minister's senior staff. They are saying there still is no decision yet and are still reviewing things. I once again pushed for the Sport Fish Advisory Board proposal when I spoke with him. I also let them know that Liberal MPS would be in severe trouble in the next election with sport fisherman.

    If you can keep the pressure on your MP!
  17. Jencourt

    Jencourt Well-Known Member

    Have I missed it somewhere? Do we outside the SFAB know what the proposal put forward is? Has the wording been publicized ?

    Not trying to ruffle any feathers, I genuinely do not know ?
  18. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Crew Member

    There was a proposal from the SFAB submitted, I know there was some area specific option C stuff. I personally have not seen the wording for it.
  19. Jencourt

    Jencourt Well-Known Member

    That is all I know as well.
  20. SerengetiGuide

    SerengetiGuide Well-Known Member

    It probably should be released just for context (and transparency) sake so we know when the minister picks whatever he does, can know if he listened or ****ed us.
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