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Final Session of 2020 SFI Conference Series: Friday, Nov. 27, 9:30 am

In the final session, Parliamentary Secretary to the Fisheries Minister, North Vancouver- Burnaby MP, Terry Beech, Fisheries and Oceans Canada will speak about collaboration and reconciliation, a communities perspective from the BC Chamber of Commerce, and a tourism perspective from the Tourism Industry Association of BC.

Attendance to each sessions is free but you must register. Tomorrow’s session will be approximately 120 minutes long.

Friday, Nov 13th, 9:30 am: 2nd webinar of 2020 SFI Conference Series

The second webinar presented by the SFI takes place Friday, Nov. 13 at 9:30 am. The session will be approximately 90 minutes long, with an audience question and answer period following the speakers. The theme for the series is Charting a Predictable Path for Salmon and BC’s Public Fishery.

In this webinar, the discussion turns to Mark Selective Fishing (MSF) and Mass Marking (MM). To aid both recovery of salmon and provide reliable and predictable opportunity for BC’s public fishery, action must be taken.  A solution that has been successfully implemented, mark selective fishing and mass marking, will be discussed by representatives from Washington State and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Attendance to these sessions is free but you must register

Ask Questions
Written questions can be asked following each speaker using a free, simple tool called sli.do or slido.com.  Once the session begins, use a separate browser tab to access another web page, or use your phone, to go to slido.com, and enter the session code in the participant area.

On November 13th the code is: #MARKSELECTIVE. See samples of PC / mobile of the sli.do participant page. The chat function in the Zoom webinar will be disabled, so please ask and vote on questions posed through sli.do

Friday, Nov 6th, 9:30 am: 1st webinar of 2020 SFI Conference Series

Sports Fishing Institute of BC (SFI) is hosting a series of virtual discussions intended to seek pathways for recovery of salmon stocks and predictable opportunity and reliable access for BC’s public fishery.  Attendance is free but you must register for each session in advance. Each session will be approximately 90 minutes long, with an audience question and answer period following each presentation or speaker, and will cover topics within this year’s theme, Charting a Predictable Path for Salmon and BC’s Public Fishery.

The first of four webinar sessions in the 2020 SFI Conference Series will occur Friday, November 6th, at 9:30 am.


  • 9:30 Rob Alcock, President, SFI: Welcome and intoductions
  • 9:45 Rebecca Reid, Regional Director General, Pacific Region Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • 10:20 Dr. Carl Walters, Professor Emeritus, UBC: The Role of Marine Mammal Predation in Recent BC Fish Stock Collapses

SFI Promotes salmonforever.ca Website

In their Feb 20 newsletter, the Sport Fishing Institute of BC provides updates on their many initiatives. Worth knowing:

To help ensure and communicate a fact based understanding of coastal values, hatchery retention and mark selective fisheries, we have developed a website that provides some basic information about each of the above subjects.  Please visit salmonforever.ca and share the site address with others interested, or even better, with those less familiar with the values of the public fishery in BC and its importance to the health of small communities along BC’s coast. 

SRIF Awarded 700K for SFI Projects

The BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund (SRIF) has awarded $700,879.00 to the Sport Fishing Institute of BC (SFI) to deliver four key projects designed to help implement the first phases of SFAB’s Vision 2021.

The projects are:

  1. Public Fishery Advisory Process Review
  2. First Nations Consultation and Enhanced Participation in Public Fishery
  3. Increase Participation in Public Fishery – Special Focus on Youth and New Canadians
  4. Establish Public Fishery Socioeconomic Data Warehouse

See the full announcement here.