I watched DFO pass me once going up river, and second time going down river. Aswell as running the river in the chopper. Our bar was quiet on opening day though. They can only do so much, the fraser is huge and they deal with so much. We'd all love for there to be more, but sadly there aren't.
The CO's are dealing with cutbacks just like most other ministries. In addition, they are overburdened with paperwork which keeps them in the office instead of out in the field. The Minister of the Environment needs to hear your concerns. Keep the pressure on him.
Can/do provincial CO's deal with salmon fishery violations on the Fraser, or is that the jurisdiction of the federal FO's (Fisheries Officers)?When you make a well-reasoned, respectful, complaint, you want to address it the right level of government so you are barking up the right tree.
To top this off, the fisherman who had caught and killed this fish when he was leaving the decided to stop and also pickup and keep this fish
would you rather he leaves the dead fish in the water? If it's dead, it's not spawning!