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IronNoggin

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Pacific Balance Pinniped Society Update
« on: March 17, 2021, 11:11:15 AM »

The Lower Fraser Fish Alliance (LFFA) and the Fraser Salmon Management Council (FRSMC) both have now fully endorsed the PBPS IFMP to harvest pinnipeds to bring their populations back into historical balance. They joined a growing list of FN's doing so, including the Nisga’a (Licenses issued) and the Haida (discussions ongoing). At this rate, it is entirely likely that every single coastal FN will be onboard in the next short while.

And on it goes...
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Re: Pacific Balance Pinniped Society Update
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 11:30:46 AM »

Putting that last in perspective:

Fraser Salmon Management Council: This is a group that has a mandate to negotiate directly with DFO and is comprised of 75 Nations on the migratory pathways leading into and including the Fraser River. They negotiate at a Tier 1 level. ( Google for full understanding of their powers).

Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance: 33 Nations, with the main focus of managing Fraser River stocks.

There exists widespread support beyond FN's of course. SFI, BCWF, Fraser Valley Salmon Society, Amalgamated Conservation Society, UFAWA and many many more.

The groundswell continues to grow...

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Re: Pacific Balance Pinniped Society Update
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 01:05:32 PM »

So far the Nishka have harvested 1500 seals and 500 sea lions in the Nass system.

The collection of Fraser FN's (appx 130 Bands) have put DFO on notice: Issue permits and work with them now, or they will proceed unilaterally.
DFO running scared...

On other fronts, DFO is moving ahead issuing harvest permits under FSC.

Jason Knight is their new manager for this mission and was hired by Wilf Ludke (DFO Nanaimo).
The first area to be harvested is the Puntledge and then the Big Qualicum in August.

I would say it is safe to say, the ball is now rolling.

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