Just received from DFO. Lots of words,not much action.... Pacific Wild Salmon Policy Draft Implementation Plan Please join Fisheries and Oceans Canada for an open house on the initial draft 2018-2022 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan – for Consultation: drop-in anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 pm November 20 – Port Alberni, Tseshaht Administration Building, 6:30 – 8:30 pm In 2005, Canada’s Policy for Conservation of Wild Pacific Salmon, commonly referred to as the Wild Salmon Policy or WSP, was released with the goal to restore and maintain healthy and diverse Pacific salmon populations and their habitats for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Canada in perpetuity. Important WSP-related work has been undertaken since the Wild Salmon Policy was released, however, DFO’s wild salmon-related activities have not been recorded in one place, nor has there been a commitment to annual reporting on progress towards the WSP goal. Informed by the recommendations from the 2011 Gardner Pinfold review and the 2012 Cohen Commission that an implementation plan would make the WSP more effective, the Department is currently collaborating and consulting on developing a draft five year WSP implementation plan. The Department also recognizes that the goal of the WSP cannot be achieved by DFO alone, and that success depends on working in coordination and collaboration with others. This open house is designed to allow to participants to drop-in anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 pm to learn and provide feedback and comments. You will have the opportunity to: 1. Learn about the work that Fisheries and Oceans will undertake over the next five years to implement the Wild Salmon Policy. 2. Provide feedback on the accuracy and clarity of the draft Wild Salmon Policy implementation plan. 3. Provide information about potential opportunities for collaboration and perspectives on priority salmon conservation work moving forward. For more information on the fall consultations go to http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/consultation/wsp-pss/index-eng.html. If you have any questions or feedback or would like a copy of the WSP implementation plan, please email WildSalmonPolicy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.