Conservation concerns for DFO’s 2016 salmon fishing plan

BC salmon conservation groups submit concerns to DFO for 2016-2017 harvest plan.

Raincoast works closely with NGOs that form the Salmon Committee of the Pacific Marine Conservation Caucus (with Watershed Watch, SkeenaWild, David Suzuki Foundation, the Steelhead Society of BC, and the Pacific StreamKeepers Foundation) to address salmon harvest and management issues on the Pacific coast.

As such, we participate in the federal planning process (Integrated Harvest Planning Committee) regarding annual salmon fishing plans (Integrated Fisheries Management Plans). Our conservation concerns for 2016 extend to Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Pink, Chum and Steelhead on the BC coast.

Read our Conservation concerns for the 2016 fisheries plans for Pacific salmon (PDF).

Download DFO’s draft 2016-2017 Integrated Fisheries Management Plans:

Read a summary of the feedback (PDF) received from all sectors on the Southern Coast 2016-2017 Salmon Fishing Plan.

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