2018 SFI Annual Policy Conference and Big Splash Gala Fundraiser

DIRECTORS

The 2018 Big Splash and Conference – November 22

Annual Industry Policy Conference – Vancouver, BC

On Thursday, November 22nd, 2018, the SFI held its Annual Industry Policy Conference at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.  The theme was Finding Common Ground.  The agenda and many of the presentations are now posted;

 

2018 SFI Conference Agenda – Finding Common Ground

Minister Wilkinson’s video remarks as provided to the SFI Conference

Vision 2021

A supporting document: During Minister Wilkinson’s remarks he referenced the Vision as developed by the SFAB, the SFI and others in the recreational fishing community.  The 2021 Vision Executive Summary provides the plan to appropriately fund actions both by the department and the sector to maximize benefits to be gained from a healthy, vibrant and sustainable recreational fishery in British Columbia.

 

International Year of the Salmon

SPEAKER: Dr. Vladimir Radchenko, Executive Director,

North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

Pacific Salmon Foundation

SPEAKER: Dr. Brian Riddell, President and CEO

BC Wild Salmon Strategy

SPEAKER: Ali Witter, Wild Salmon Secretariat, Office of the Premier

BC Wildlife Federation – The Heart of the Fraser

SPEAKER: Al Martin, Director of Strategic Initiatives

Wild Salmon Forever

SPEAKER: Dr. John Madden, Wild Salmon Forever

Fishing BC Program update

SPEAKER: Matt Jennings, BC Fishing Resort and Outfitters Association and Fishing BC

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Rockfish Update

SPEAKER: Carole Eros, Recreational Fisheries Coordinator

State of the Salmon Environmental Conditions informing 2019 Returns

Preliminary 2019 Salmon Outlook

SPEAKER: Sue Grant, Salmon Program Head,

Regional Ecosystem Effects on Fish & Fisheries Section

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – SRKW and SARA

SPEAKER: Neil Davis, Director, Resource Management

PINNIPEDS AND KILLER WHALES

SPEAKER: Dr. Andrew Trites, Professor and Director, Marine Mammal Research Unit,

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of BC

Please note: while Dr. Trites conference presentation is not currently available, you may find this recent presentation interesting.  It includes some of the materials and information that was shared at the SFI conference:


Big Splash Gala Fundraiser 

We were pleased to host our 20th Annual Big Splash Gala Fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver in Vancouver, BC on Thursday November 22nd, 2018.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS:

 

Introduced at the SFI Annual Conference on November 23, 2017, this video, narrated by Dave Babych, was produced for the SFI by Mike Bemister, SFI Board Member and Northwest Creative.

What is the SFI?

Walkus

Good Hope Cannery

Good Hope Cannery

White

Mercury Marine Canada

Mercury Marine Canada

Yeager

Pro Line Sports LTD

Pro Line Sports LTD

Bemister

Northwest Creative

Northwest Creative

Alcock , President

Gibbs-Delta Tackle

Gibbs-Delta Tackle

McCulloch , Vice President

Langara Fishing Adventures

Langara Fishing Adventures

McCallum , Past-President

Cariboo Outdoor Distributors

Cariboo Outdoor Distributors

Bourne

Langara Fishing Adventures

Langara Fishing Adventures

Cuthbert

King Pacific Lodge

King Pacific Lodge

Dusterhoft

Berry's Bait and Tackle 

Berry's Bait and Tackle 

Gebicki

Scott Plastics Ltd.

Scott Plastics Ltd.

Keay

Duncanby Lodge

Duncanby Lodge

Kristianson

Mohl

Parksville Boathouse

Parksville Boathouse

Morran

Graywood Sporting Group

Graywood Sporting Group

Pfortmueller

Shearwater Resort & Marina

Shearwater Resort & Marina

Krefting

Pacific Net & Twine

Pacific Net & Twine

Tonelli

Pacific Angler

Pacific Angler

Weber

St. Jean's Cannery and Smokehouse

St. Jean's Cannery and Smokehouse

Wright

Island Outfitters

Island Outfitters

SPORT FISHING INSTITUTE OF BC

Bird, Executive Director

Paish, Director, Business Development

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