The conference unites the global recreational fishing community – providing an essential forum to discuss current research. Held every three years, this is the only international conference focused solely on recreational fisheries. The host organization for the 2017 conference is the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, in cooperation with the Sport Fishing Institute of BC.
ACS Meeting Minutes June 2017
Here are the minutes for the ACS June 7 2017 meeting.
Proposed Oceans Act Amendments
The changes proposed in this Bill are aimed at facilitating the marine protected areas (MPAs) designation process without sacrificing sound science or the public’s opportunity to provide input.
The major improvements to the Acts are the ability to “freeze the footprint” of activity for a set time period in an area under consideration for protection; and when an area is designated as protected, the ability to cancel encompassed oil and gas interests while accepting the potential need to compensate the owners of those interests.
Conservation-minded groups in general see these proposed amendments as a good first step toward more effective protection of our marine environment than we have today.
ACS meeting minutes May 2017
Here are the minutes of the May 2017 ACS meeting.