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VISION 2021 FOR PUBLIC FISHERIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

VISION 2021

As a continuation of the efforts and goals of the Recreational Fisheries Vision 2009 – 2013, Vision 2021 sets out an action plan to maximize the social and economic potential of the public fishery on Canada’s Pacific coast.

Canada’s public fishery sector contributes at least $8.3 billion annually to local economies. In British Columbia the tidal and freshwater public fisheries account for nearly half of all the fisheries revenues but harvest only 15% of halibut, 10% of salmon and even smaller proportions of other marine species.

Vision 2021 will implement a multi-pronged strategy, which if adequately resourced will anchor the Pacific coast public fishery sector as a critical
element in the government’s social, economic and environmental agenda while facilitating reconciliation with Indigenous communities that share with anglers a strong commitment to the sustainable management of marine resources.

Vision 2021 – Full Version

Vision 2021 – Executive Summary

Recreational Vision 2009 – 2013

Original Mission

To achieve the Vision through the best managed public fisheries in the world, consisting of

  • Healthy environment and fishery resource;
  • Sound management and decision-making;
  • Sustainable, stable, and diverse recreational fishing opportunities.

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