Issues

  • The SFI is committed to advocating on behalf of its membership and actively following the interests of the sport fishing sector in British Columbia. We will use this area to post relevant information about issues of the day.  And, watch for SFI or SFI CTAG updates on Twitter.  
  • Questions about a particular issue or topic?  Please feel free to contact
    our office by phone at 604.946.0734 / 250.591.0734 or e-mail info@sportfishing.bc.ca
  • Southern Resident Killer Whales

    There has been discussion about the health of Southern Resident Killer Whales over many years, a symposium in the fall of 2017 and associated comments by the Fisheries Minister, the Honourable Dominic Leblanc, signaled an interest and a call to action by government to make changes to the circumstances and environment that SRKW currently find […]

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    FISH FARMING

    While our position on Fish Farming remains consistent and is as described below, we would like to provide additional information and updates in this space from time to time.  Please see the following clips and news on some recent findings as detailed in the CTV news story and footage by Tavish Campbell in this clip. […]

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    Yelloweye Rockfish

    In 2015, DFO undertook a stock assessment of the outside yelloweye rockfish population. This stock assessment placed yelloweye in a critical zone of depletion where natural increases through spawning are less than fishing induced mortality. The stock will continue to decline unless changes are made. As a result, DFO has mandated that all commercial and […]

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    A VISION FOR RECREATIONAL FISHERIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

    A sustainable and vibrant recreational fishery in British Columbia, providing broad social and economic benefits through diverse opportunities that recognize and respect other users of the resource

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    HALIBUT EXPERIMENTAL LICENCE

    There has been much discussion regarding the 2012 change to government's halibut allocation policy and addressing ways to strive for certainty and stability. While we don't want to revisit those issues here, we do want to offer some thoughts on an aspect of the decision that has received less attention.

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    HALIBUT ALLOCATION HEARING – MALCOLM CASE

    The SFI and the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) lauded the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to uphold the Federal Court’s decision on recreational halibut allocation. In its decision, the Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the ability of the Federal Fisheries Minister ...

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    COHEN COMMISSION REPORT

    On November 5, 2009, the Governor in Council issued an Order in Council setting out the Terms of Reference for the Cohen Commission, formally named the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.

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    BC STATS – BRITISH COLUMBIA’S FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SECTOR

    The 2012 edition of the profile of British Columbia's fisheries and aquaculture sector.

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    2010 SURVEY OF RECREATIONAL FISHING IN CANADA

    From the Survey Preface: The 2010 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada collected information about recreational fishing activities to assess the economic and social importance of recreational fisheries to Canada’s provinces and territories.

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