This report specifically addresses the issue of responsible fishing in Canada’s Pacific Region with a focus on the BC salmon fishery. We examine what responsible fishing means, what is driving the move towards more responsible salmon fishing, what is inhibiting it, and what can be done to further support responsible fishing. We identify options, recommendations and opportunities for improvement and/or expanded implementation of responsible and selective fishing in these fisheries. Recent and current harvesting issues and challenges are examined for responsible fishing solutions through four case studies.
Over a period of 11 years, the Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council has provided public information and offered strategic advice to ministers responsible for protecting and sustaining wild salmon and steelhead stocks and habitats. This report summarizes many of the key findings and recommendations contained in the 69 background papers, advisories and other Council publications. It presents the Council’s recommendations to ministers on the most significant current issues, and it outlines the strategies that should drive government decisions towards achieving more effective salmon conservation.
At the request of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, the PFRCC commissioned a report seeking advice from representatives
This is a report on the proceedings of a conference held at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in June of 2008. Close to 70 participants attended, from universities, private consulting companies, fisheries management organizations, non-governmental environmental organizations and First Nations.1 Several of the participants were graduate students who learned from the conference rather than contributing to discussions. The conference had an atmosphere of intensity, all aware that forward movement on the question of early migrating Late-run sockeye salmon on the Fraser River is critical.
Further information on "Heart of the Fraser" may be found in our report "Saving the Heart of the Fraser: Addressing Human Impacts to the Aquatic Ecosystem of the Fraser River, Hope to Mission, BC.
(June 24, 2009 – Vancouver) The Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (PFRCC) today announced that it would sponsor a pilot project to begin implementing the Salmon Stronghold approach to salmon habitat conservation in Canada. This pilot project was announced at a news conference where the Council released a report titled “Applying the Salmon Stronghold Concept in Canada.”