Eco Groups Want Emergency protection for Resident Orcas!

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Whole in the Water, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    The SRKW have been around for hundreds of thousands of years that’s news to me.

    Belly rubbing is unique to the Northern residence killer whales. Their population is increasing and their diets are more diverse.

    Glade to see them down here taking advantage of the fish

    Edit: Deleted the part about them eating seals as GLG pointed out they do not.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
  2. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    The SRKW have been recorded as far north as the northern tip of Haida Gwai in the past. Not often and not sure which of the 3 pods it was, most likely L or K as Granny would never take J's that far.
  3. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    This thread should be focused on the Endangered sports fishermen, I would ask what the Endangered Grizzly bear hunter has to say but their all but extinct.
  4. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

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  5. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Agree... lets stay focussed on the topic of the thread - this is important stuff!
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  6. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    Do you have some proof that they eat seals as I for one would like to see it.
  7. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    This is great news over all but they now have the power needed to create marine refuges

    Before changes:

    "No provisions specifically designed to create marine refuges"

    after changes

    " better ability to protect biodiversity in the long-term"

    "No provisions specifically designed to create marine refuges"

    New changes:

    "Ability to create long-term area-based restrictions on fishing activities to protect marine biodiversity"

    It seems like instead of managing fisheries, they now manage the environment.

    What will this mean for recreational fishermen?
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  8. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Proposed changes to the Fisheries Act
    An amended Fisheries Act would recognize that when making decisions under the Act, the Minister can take into account:

    • social, economic and cultural factors
    • the preservation and promotion of an independent inshore commercial fishery as in Atlantic Canada and Quebec
    The proposed Act would clarify that regulations can be made to enshrine aspects of the inshore fisheries policies in regulations, including rules that:

    • help ensure that the holder of a licence retains the benefits generated by fishing
    • ensure that only the licence holder personally fishes using that licence
    • support the Fleet Separation Policy by prohibiting certain types of corporations from holding licenses in the inshore sector
    • allow the suspension or cancellation of licences where licence holders are party to an agreement that violates any part of the Act or regulations
    These proposed changes to the Fisheries Act would:

    • protect middle-class jobs and coastal communities by helping to keep the benefits from fishing in the hands of the harvesters and local communities
    • strengthen the implementation of the owner-operator and fleet separation policies
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  9. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    Thanks the east coasters for this one

    “We have worked closely with our fellow harvester organizations in Atlantic Canada to present a clear argument for greater and better enforced protections for independent fish harvesters,” he said. “Today’s announcement is proof that our efforts are worthwhile. “
  10. IronNoggin

    IronNoggin Well-Known Member

    It will be a Cold Day in Hell when this strategy is applied on the West Coast.
    And Jimmy will be there a couple days early, or No Go.

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  11. OldBlackDog

    OldBlackDog Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree.
    Someone show us wrong, please.
  12. halimark

    halimark Well-Known Member

    I'm with Nog, I do not think the owners of quota will allow that in BC, especially with current Gov.

    I would guess that if there were not enough chinook or any fish species for the killer whales to eat they would adapt and change their diet to survive before all starving to extinction? Just my idea. I still say constant daylight harassment has more negative impact. Poor whales, maybe emotions should stop all whale watching (harassment) so they may eat.

  13. Whole in the Water

    Whole in the Water Well-Known Member

    Well I say too bad for Jimmy! We, the citizens can lobby and pressure the govt to apply this to the west coast. Nothing stops us from doing this other than our own lack of action!
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  14. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    The grape vine just said DFO just dropped a bomb on this issue!!! Possible closures in JDF to Fraser river from May to September.

    Ask your SFAC rep and get involved.
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  15. pescador

    pescador Well-Known Member

    That’s really bad news. That will just put pressure on all the other areas.
  16. wildmanyeah

    wildmanyeah Well-Known Member

    Up for consultation I herd but their is going to be pain
  17. Capilano

    Capilano Active Member

    What is your source? Please provide a link.
  18. SerengetiGuide

    SerengetiGuide Well-Known Member

    I read that as that it will occur everywhere like it already does in Quebec and Atlantic Canada, no?
  19. fogged in

    fogged in Well-Known Member

    Your rumors and hearsay this time are;
    "closures in JDF to Fraser river from May to September." and
    "there is going to be pain"
    I think wild man just likes to stir things up.
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  20. Clint r

    Clint r Well-Known Member

    Gonna be a lot of cheap boats for sale in about 5 years.

    And a lot of bummed out fishermen wondering WTF happened.

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