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IronNoggin

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Scientists Call For New Fisheries Act
« on: October 21, 2017, 12:06:20 PM »

"Canada has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to set things right — to undo the damage done by the previous government while positioning Canada as a world leader in fisheries management by placing science and evidence front and centre.

When the Liberal government was elected in 2015, Prime Minister Trudeau issued a mandate letter to the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, which included a directive to base aquatic management decisions on science, facts, and evidence. As fisheries scientists, we applaud this, but promises alone cannot ensure a sustainable future for Canada’s fisheries. To do that, we need to improve the Fisheries Act — the law governing fish and their habitat in this country."


https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/10/19/its-time-to-deliver-a-new-fisheries-act-scientist-say.html

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Re: Scientists Call For New Fisheries Act
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 01:08:26 PM »

Thanks Nog for posting,

I'm sure Jimmy P will just lobby to get what he wants.
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Re: Scientists Call For New Fisheries Act
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 08:06:35 PM »

It all sounds good until you read that the fisheries minister is holding consultations that don't include everybody.

"Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc was in Victoria last week to speak to a national aquaculture forum. You saw nothing in the city media because organizers can’t publicize the event, lest the protesters pull out their familiar placards and descend."
Now the author is a fart catcher named Tom Fletcher, but shouldn't that type of public forum include everybody instead of yes men? Apparently not.


http://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/b-c-views-salmon-farm-smear-campaign-sinks/
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Re: Scientists Call For New Fisheries Act
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 02:00:39 PM »

It all sounds good until you read that the fisheries minister is holding consultations that don't include everybody.

"Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc was in Victoria last week to speak to a national aquaculture forum. You saw nothing in the city media because organizers can’t publicize the event, lest the protesters pull out their familiar placards and descend."
Now the author is a fart catcher named Tom Fletcher, but shouldn't that type of public forum include everybody instead of yes men? Apparently not.


http://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/b-c-views-salmon-farm-smear-campaign-sinks/

There are opportunities to get involved.  IT was open for all to join and have input. 

http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/habitat/fa-lp/consultation-eng.htm

Also here are some other chances to get involved

Wild Salmon Policy


Consultations are underway on the initial draft 2018-2022 Wild Salmon Policy Implementation Plan – for Consultation ("the draft plan") includes an overview of WSP strategies, highlights of progress to date, challenges and lessons learned and sets out wild salmon-related activities under the themes of Assessment Work and Integrated Planning and Program Delivery. These are activities that will be undertaken from 2018-2022 to support the goal and objectives of the WSP and build on best practices and lessons learned over the last 12 years. The draft plan also reflects some of the many contributions of Indigenous peoples, communities, stewardship groups and other organizations dedicated to salmon and salmon habitat conservation across BC and Yukon.


Fall 2017 consultations mark an important opportunity to engage on this preliminary draft, and will help shape the final document. To ensure wide geographic reach and opportunities for contribution, DFO has scheduled Public Open House sessions in 12 communities across BC and Yukon. DFO is seeking feedback on the draft document, on how work being undertaken by many communities and organizations may complement and support activities identified in the draft implementation plan, and on opportunities for future collaborative work.

The following Public Open House sessions have been scheduled:

Kamloops

Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel

225 Lorne Street, Kamloops, BC

October 16, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Penticton

Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre

21 Lakeshore Drive, Penticton, BC

October 18, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm Fall 2017 Regional SFAC Information 17/10/2017 Page 3 of 7

Victoria

Harbour Towers Hotel and Suites Victoria

345 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC

October 19, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Prince Rupert

Crest Hotel Prince Rupert

222 1st Ave West, Prince Rupert, BC

October 24, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Smithers

Prestige Hudson Bay Lodge Smithers

3251 Highway16, Smithers, BC

October 25, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Nanaimo

Coast Bastion Hotel Nanaimo

11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC

October 24, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Campbell River

Thunderbird Hall Campbell River

1400 Weiweikum Rd, Campbell River, BC

October 25, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Vancouver

Segal Building, SFU, Vancouver

500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

October 30, 2017

Drop-in any time between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Prince George

Coast Inn of the North Prince George

770 Brunswick Street, Prince George, BC

November 1, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Sardis – Fraser Valley

Tzeachten Community Hall Sardis

Promontory Rd, Sardis, BC

November 16, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Port Alberni

Tseshaht Administration Building

5091 Tsuma-as Drive, Port Alberni, BC

November 20, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Whitehorse

Best Western Gold Rush Inn Whitehorse

411 Main Street, Whitehorse, YK

November 29, 2017

Drop-in between 6:30pm – 8:30pm

A WebEx session is also scheduled for November 9, 2017, 11:00am – 12:00pm for those unable to participate in the sessions listed above. To join the WebEx session, please go to https://gts-ee.webex.com/gts-ee/j.php?MTID=me8e11b0a4900da1c9a5e1d785a4ea754 at the scheduled time/date.

For an audio connection: 1-877-413-4788

Conference ID: 795 266 4

Conference Password: WSPIP


For more information and updates on the fall consultations, including electronically accessing the Workbook, please visit http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/consultation/wsp-pss/index-eng.html. Comments, questions and written submissions can also be sent to WildSalmonPolicy@dfo-mpo.gc.ca until December 15, 2017, to help inform the development of a final document.

We welcome this opportunity to hear from the many communities and individuals who are working toward the long term conservation of wild Pacific salmon, so please let others know about the upcoming Open Houses through your networks.



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