Over the past six months, the SFI and the other members of the BC Sportfishing Coalition have been pulling out all the stops to put halibut on the political agenda in the 2011 election. It started tentatively at the 2010 Sport Fishing Industry Policy Conference, gathered steam over the Christmas break and culminated in a…
“The PHMA occupies a very privileged position, thanks to a succession of fisheries ministers. A private society, whose meetings are not open to the public and whose finances are not subject to public scrutiny, the Association was until recently funded by a gift of 10 per cent of the available commercial halibut quota……”
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April 17, 2011 In B.C., fish can net an election victory By MARK HUME From Monday’s Globe and Mail From a campaign to save wild salmon to an effort by sports anglers to overturn halibut rules, fishing folk are looking for answers from candidates….click to visit the full article….
The halibut quota system is broken and needs to be fixed, said Nathan Cullen, the NDP candidate for Skeena Bulkley-Valley. In a press release sent out yesterday, Cullen said the policies of the Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) privatize a public resource and hurt B.C.’s coastal economy. As such, he said reforms need to be…
Halibut sport fishermen protest outside John Duncan’s Port Hardy campaign office Sport fishermen protest halibut allocation policy outside the North Island campaign office of Federal Conservative candidate John Duncan Tuesday as Duncan meets with constituents inside following the official opening of his campaign office in Port Hardy
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