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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 19:01

First Nations across British Columbia say it is “utterly unacceptable” that the federal government has not taken action to implement Cohen Commission recommendations regarding fisheries and aquaculture management.

The Cohen Commission recommended 75 action points intended to address declining fish stocks after conducting a two-year, $26 million study.

Read more at the Business in Vancouver website.

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 17:10

Freshwater sport fishing brings substantial revenue to the province of BC. Highlights from the 2013 BC Freshwater Sport Fishing Economic Impact Report include:

  • 3,119 person years of employment (up from 2,500 person years in 2005)
  • 286,167 active anglers (up from 270,800 in 2005)
  • $545 million in direct angler expenditures (up from $480 million in 2005)
  • Every $1 invested in services delivered by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC returned an average of $24 in angler expenditures (up from $21 in 2005).

Read more at gofishbc.com and download the report here (.pdf).

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 22:49

"Wild BC salmon deserve more."

DC Reid requested a list of concrete details,  funding commitments, concrete numbers of people committed, timelines achieved and individual responses to the 74 recommendations the Cohen Commission made. Read what he got back from the Fisheries Minister here.