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2017 SFI Annual Policy Conference and Big Splash Gala Fundraiser

Annual Industry Policy Conference – Vancouver, BC

On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 the SFI held its Annual Industry Policy Conference at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver.  This event has become a key forum where elected officials, public servants and those in the sport fishing industry can meet, share their perspectives on trends, innovations and issues facing the recreational fishery.

The theme was Sharing Knowledge, conference agenda is here.

2017 SFI Policy Conference: Sharing Knowledge

WHAT IS THE SFI – produced by Northwest Creative

PACIFIC SALMON FOUNDATION: Cory Matheson, Manager, Business Development

FISHING BC: Matt Jennings, Executive Director, BCFROA, Manager, Fishing BC

GENERATING LONG-TERM DEMAND FOR BC’S TOURISM INDUSTRY: Jody Young, Senior Project Advisor, Destination Development Team, Destination BC

TRANSPORT CANADA & PORT OF VANCOUVER – BIG SHIP AND SMALL SHIPS OPERATING SAFELY

Puneet Bagga, Senior Marine Safety Inspector, Inspection Services, TC

Natalie Anderson, Manager Marine Operations, Port of Vancouver

 

SFI PROJECTS – FISHING BC APP / MAPPING PROJECT / GUIDE AND LODGE LOGBOOKS

Owen Bird, Executive Director

Martin Paish, Director, Business Development

ANGLING GUIDE SAFETY – PRECAUTIONARY STEPS AND REMOTE CONSIDERATIONS

Dr. Neil McLean, Executive Air Ambulance

MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE PANEL – WHAT IS IT AND PROJECTS: Dave Barrett, Executive Director, M&C Panel

WHEN THE TIDE GOES OUT THE TABLE IS SET: Nick Chowdhury, Da’naxda’xw, President, Island Marine Aquatic Working Group

FRESHWATER FISHERIES SOCIETY OF BC – WHAT WE DO TO “MAKE FISHING IN BC EVEN BETTER”: Dana Atagi, Vice President of Sport Fishing

MANAGING TO ZERO: Al Martin, Director of Strategic Initiatives, BC Wildlife Federation

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA – PRELIMINARY SALMON OUTLOOK: Mary Thiess, Research Biologist

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA – SOUTHERN RESIDENT KILLER WHALES AND CHINOOK

Lisa Jones, Species Recovery Planner

Jennifer Nener, Director, Salmon Management

FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA – HALIBUT AND YELLOWEYE ROCKFISH: Adam Keizer, Regional Manager, Groundfish

 

Big Splash Gala Fundraiser 

We were pleased to host our 19th Annual Big Splash Gala Fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC on Thursday November 23rd, 2017.

Over the years, many changes have occurred in the fishery. Without our efforts, the fishery and public access to BC fishery resources would look very different than they do today. Issues including those related to allocation, adequate funding for sound management of our fisheries, licensing and transport of catch, and understanding of the social and economic benefits generated by recreational fishing still persist and have potentially significant impacts on recreational opportunities now and in the future. Now more than ever, we need your support as we face these challenges so that we can continue to provide a strong, unified and determined voice for the sport fishing community.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors – we will hope to see everyone again in 2018!

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS:

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