The BC Recreational Fishing Association, profiled earlier this year here in Island Fisherman Magazine, has stood up a website and produced a commercial video. Both of these support the BCRFA’s fundraising efforts toward a legal challenge of the manner in which DFO resource management decisions appear to be published with inadequate consultation and at short notice, and lack supporting scientific evidence . These resource management practices are said to harm the efforts of recreational anglers and guides and threaten the financial stability of small coastal communities.
We are rallying together to challenge the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and demand fair and science-based regulations. For far too long, the DFO has made decisions driven by politics rather than sound scientific principles. Last-minute rule changes have had a devastating impact on small business owners, particularly those running charter businesses in rural and remote areas. Entire small towns and countless families have been affected by these sudden shifts, particularly here on Vancouver Island.courtesy of https://www.bcfish.net/about