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Halibut allocation system broken By Mike Holland, Comox Valley Echo March 11, 2011 While we’re confident the International Pacific Halibut Commission is doing an excellent job of ensuring the halibut fishery is sustainable, the same can’t be said for our elected representatives responsible for deciding gets to catch the fish. Fisheries minister Gail Shea’s inaction…

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Kitimat Sentinel – Halibut Issue Reaching Ottawa

By Staff Writer – Kitimat Northern Sentinel Published: March 11, 2011 11:00 AM Updated: March 11, 2011 1:39 PM A standing room only crowd of more than 300 filled the Kitimat Rod and Gun for the February 27 local  Halibut Allocation Task Force forum. But it’s not just Kitimat that is outraged at the refusal…

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New Town Hall Meeting Announced – West Vancouver – March 11 4pm (note location change!)

JOHN WESTON, MP West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky has called a Town Hall Meeting on Halibut Allocation on March 11 4pm-6pm.  It is being held at the West Vancouver Community Center located at 2121 Marine Drive  bottom Floor – Music Room MAP This is about 1 block from the original Library location. Please see following letter from…

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THE NORTHERN VIEW NEWSPAPER Groups react to Halibut quota decision by Federal Fisheries Minister Published: February 23, 2011 1:00 AM Federal fisheries minister Gail Shea made some changes to the quota system for pacific halibut in an attempt to settle the conflict between the commercial and recreational fishing industries in Prince Rupert and across British…

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Angry anglers protest over halibut BY TAMARA CUNNINGHAM, COMOX VALLEY ECHO FEBRUARY 22, 2011 Enraged saltwater anglers are threatening to give North Island MP John Duncan the hook. Over 20 sport fishermen lined up outside the Courtenay constituency office Monday morning, waving signs in protest of Ottawa’s decision to maintain the allocation formula for B.C. halibut….

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CALL FOR MINISTER SHEA’S RESIGNATION!!!

For Immediate Release – February 17, 2011 BC Wildlife Federation Calls Pacific Halibut Decision an Insult to its 38,000 Members and Demands Prime Minister Harper Replace Fisheries Minister Shea Vancouver, BC – BC Wildlife Federation President Rod Wiebe issued the following statement today. “Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea’s decision to uphold a 2003 give-away of…

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NEWS RELEASE – SPORT FISHERS SLAM HALIBUT PLAN

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release February 15, 2011 B.C. Sportfishing Coalition SPORT FISHERS SLAM HALIBUT PLAN RICHMOND – The B.C. Sportfishing Coalition panned Fisheries Minister Gail Shea’s plan for the 2011 recreational halibut fishery. “Minister Shea and Conservative MPs in B.C. have abandoned recreational anglers and sided with a small group of well-connected commercial quota…

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We are glad you are here…

By now you have likely heard that DFO is proposing to implement a mid-season public halibut fishing closure in 2011. DFO says that such a move is needed to protect the interests of the 436 commercial halibut quota holders to whom it has gifted 88% of Canada’s Total Allowable Catch of Pacific halibut. As an…

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