I would like some opinions. I am writing a college paper and have to conduct interviews on my topic. I thought a good source would be all of YOU. Here is the big question I would like to explore.
How will current fishing methods and fisheries management affect the future of our salmon sportfishing community?
Where do you see the stocks in 50 years? I see the stocks on the south coast continuing to go down the tubes due to climate change and DFO mismanagement, I think stocks in our northern watershed will continue to be strong 50 yrs from now if we can wake up and start managing our fisheries as animal populations not as a financial resource
Will the still be a sport fishery in 50 years? Yes in northern areas, hopefully we will se major changes in management ideas to allow this to be true, if not all the guys from down here will just start heading up north when our stocks hit rock bottom
Will there still be commercial fisheries? I hope the answer is yes, but they need to be completely selective and focus on terminal locations, mixed stock non selective fisheries must end or we will be done for
Are the fisheries been managed well? Absolutely not, the biologists and enforcement officers have their hearts in the right places but have to answer to politicians who are in turn answering to big business. If you want to keep a job in government your report had better find what the government wants to hear, or you will be searching the HRDC job banks. Just ask any biologists who gave the wrong answers about the impacts of gravel removal from the Fraser
How could the fisheries be managed better?!) selective commercial fishing only, manage as a population not a financial resource, listen to you bios and fish cops and give them the budgets they need to suceed, I could go on and on but Kim is telling me dinner is ready, PM me for any further clarrrification Capilano Mano
Hope that helps best of luck on the paper!