Lots to read in the August 2020 news bulletin from the SVIAC.
IPHC Decisions on Halibut
As summarized for BC anglers in an email from Kelly Wagner of the South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition (SVIAC):
Canada’s total allowable catch is set at 6.83 Million lbs (slight decrease of 270,000 lbs from 2018)
Knowing the 2019 Total Allowable Catch for Canada, the SFAB can now turn to designing a fishery.
Once again a strong vote of thanks must be extended to our entire Canadian delegation, especially our Commissioners. We had 36 Canadian voting organizations represented at the Conference Board this year and I can confirm we are very fortunate to have the amount of knowledge, talent and expertise on our side of the table.
Join SVIAC and MP Mel Arnold at a Town Hall Meeting on Wed June 6th in Sooke
From Christopher Bos, President, South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition, we’ve received this notice:
South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition cordially invites you to attend our important upcoming meeting …
|WHAT:||SVIAC Town Hall Meeting w/ Mel Arnold MP about Fisheries Issues|
|WHEN:||Wednesday June 6th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.|
|LOCATION:||Prestige Oceanfront Resort (Orca Spirit Room) – 6929 West Coast Road, SOOKE V9Z 0V1|
Meeting Purpose: Following the recent negative DFO announcement regarding SRKW fishing closures and extra fishing restrictions, SVIAC has arranged a town hall meeting for fishery stakeholder organizations, local fishermen and the Community of Sooke to share their perspectives and voice their concerns about the implications of the new restrictive measures. This meeting will also serve as a first step toward organizing a coordinated response campaign to DFO and the government about their decision to unfairly victimize the public fishery.
About Mel Arnold: Mel is the Member of Parliament for North Okanagan – Shuswap. He serves as the Conservative Deputy Shadow Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard and as a member of the Standing Committee on Fisheries. He also served as president of the BC Wildlife Federation and understands our BC salt water fishery.
Note: If you are unable to attend I ask that you arrange for alternate representative from your organization to be there.
Please feel free to contact Chris Bos directly prior to the meeting if you have any questions.
New Date: SVI Anglers Coalition Town Hall: Jan 17
A town hall meeting of the South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition is scheduled, and all anglers on the lower island are invited to attend.
|SVI Anglers Coalition Town Hall meeting|
|Date & Time||January 17, 2018, 7 pm – 9 pm|
|Location||Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 829 McCallum Road, Langford|
Our fishery is at stake. This year, there were low salmon return numbers. The already endangered southern resident killer whales need chinook. The chinook fishery where we live is at a crisis point!
Please bring this meeting to the attention of all concerned. Sport fishers need to show that we are united when it comes to preserving our fishery.
We plan to post an agenda here before the event; stay tuned!