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  1. Scientists scared to talk about DFO cuts.

    Freshwater General Discussion
    After my experiences with the DFO this past September (Trying to get an officer, ANY officer down to the gong show of the Vedder during the rush of the pinks) and finding out that there's only 3 DFO officers for the entire region, (from the Fraser up past Hope, all the way down into Richmond...
  2. Sockeye in the Vedder

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I've been hearing talk about the Cultus Lake sockeye in the Vedder, and in my 15 years of fishing that river, I've NEVER seen one. Until today, that is. I've been watching the government website for the water levels on the Vedder/Chilliwack for the last two dismal weeks, and the recent rain we...
  3. Newsman's sport fishing column & report

    Freshwater Professional Reports
    Sport fishing column for August 30 to Sept 6, 2010 For everything there is a season, a time to be quiet and a time to speak. The last warm days of summer are heralded in farming communities as the time of the harvest. Here in British Columbia the harvest many look forward to is not a...
  4. FN0662-Salmon: Aboriginal Economic Demonstration Fishing Opportunity - Tsilhqot'in Na

    Aboriginal‏ - Updates & Notices
    Category(s): ABORIGINAL - Salmon: Economic Opportunities Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0662-Salmon: Aboriginal Economic Demonstration Fishing Opportunity - Tsilhqot'in National Government - Chilcotin River, Chilko River and Chilko Lake Effective 00:01 hours August...
  5. DFO Needs To Make Wild Salmon Priority

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    As much as I may have personal issues with Mr. Reid, he hits this one pretty close to the mark: DFO needs to make wild salmon priority By D.C. Reid, Times Colonist August 12, 2010 The B.C. Supreme Court transferring responsibility for fish farms from B.C. to the DFO has resulted in a document...
  6. [fishermenlist] Disease secrecy ramps up‏

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    Dear Salmon People: Please see letter below to the BC government. It just came to my attention that the salmon feedlot owners are refusing to allow government to test the fish in their pens for disease as of April 1 2010, they will not even give them access to their dead fish. I don't know...
  7. [fishermenlist] Critical Public Input Required‏

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    Hello All The federal government has released their proposed Federal Pacific Aquaculture Regulations with a sixty-day public input period. These regulations role back the safe-guards we have in British Columbia to prevent heavy industrialization and privatization of the coast at the expense of...
  8. BC's #1 Agricultural Export Doesn't Grow On Land

    Environmental, Fishing Politics & Fishery Updates
    We're farming for the future.... The title of this post and statement above are both on the front of a big multi page advertisement that was inserted into my wife's August (early delivery) CANADIAN LIVING MAGAZINE. This is from the salmonfarmers.org people. It is a very large (13 X19, 4 double...
  9. Caffienated rant about the new e-license system.

    Freshwater General Discussion
    I Just got back from both Canadian Tire and 3Vets, surprised and empty handed. I still need a license, and I’m leaving for a fishing trip in about 2 hours. Don’t come down on me with the “it’s your fault for not being prepared” because I’ve been buying my licenses in exactly the same manner...
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