Port Alberni - Area 23 - SFAC Meeting

Discussion in 'Important Meetings, Derbys and SFBC Get Togethers' started by gamechanger, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. gamechanger

    gamechanger Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, the Area 23 SFAC meeting is going to be Monday, October 27th at 7 p.m. at the Kiwanis Hut at the Fall Fair in Port Alberni. Its open to public, and if you have some local issues that you would like discussed, bring them forward, or pass them on and I will bring them to the meeting.
  2. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Some of the issues we will be discussing are:

    1. Update on Robertson Hatchery (net pen project)
    2. Chinook update
    3. Sockeye Fishery (this was a hot item; particularly impact of commercial fishery on recreational fishery and navigational safety)
    4. S-1 Chinook program update - Carol should be there to provide details of how Sarita River S-1's faired this fall
    5. Halibut update
    6. Tuna issues
    7. Update on Harvest Round Table

    If anyone has other agenda topics, please advise and we will get them added.

    Meeting is open to public as stated and would love to see SFBC forum members attend please.

  3. harper44

    harper44 Well-Known Member

    Just curious, what are the "tuna issues"

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  4. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Log books and safety issues - there were a few questions this year advanced through to the Coast Guard.
  5. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Sorry, and the other major safety issue that we heard a lot about was conflicts with gill netters blocking the entire Alberni inlet from safe passage. I will start a separate thread to collect updated input as this was a real barn burner of an issue during sockeye season.
  6. harper44

    harper44 Well-Known Member

    Gotcha. Thanks

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  7. searun

    searun Well-Known Member

    Just a reminder the Area 23 SFAC meeting is this Monday Oct 27, 7 p.m. at the Port Alberni Kinsmen Hut located on the Fairgrounds. Here's the agenda:
    Alberni Sport Fish Advisory Committee – Area 23/23-1
    Fall Meeting – October 27th - 7 p.m. Kiwanis Hall – Fall Fair Grounds


    - Introductions – Rec fish coordinator – Brad Beaith
    - WCVI Resource Manager – Mike Spence
    - ??
    - Review Minutes of Spring meeting
    - Old business:
    - review previous motions to South Coast SFAB and their outcomes
    - Seine free fishing zones, times, dates, etc.
    - net pen rearing
    - prawn zone
    - 2014 – Catch, effort, escapement data review – Mike Spence

    Sockeye - discussion and considerations
    Chinook - discussion and constructive recommendations
    Coho – information

    - Rec sections of IFMP – Brad
    - River issues – David Murphy
    - Robertson Creek Hatchery – update – Steve or Harley
    - AVEA – report - Jake
    - Area 23 Harvest Committee - Paul Dore, Bob
    - Stamp Falls/Sproat/Clutesi on line camera– project update - Bob
    - Nahmint - update - Bob
    - Omega – S1, etc. update – Carol
    - Prawn High Use area - update – Brad/Bob
    - Tuna – discussion – Ken Bodaly
    - Port Authority – Clutesi, Fisherman’s Harbour, etc. – Angie?
    - Halibut - update – Brad/Dave Murphy
    - SFAB South Coast Fall meeting – Nanaimo dates??

    - New business:
    - motions to Southcoast SFAB

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