Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Editorial in discards/bycatch in Terrace Standard

Here is an interesting editorial from Skeena Angler Rob Brown in the Terrace Standard.

The discard issue is finally making some headway and getting more known about. Imagine any other industry wasting so much of a resource just as collateral damage? The commercial fishing industry gets away with it because DFO turns a blind eye and the actual activity takes place out of sight.

How many years has DFO been labelling north coast chum salmon as a 'stock of concern'...maybe 10 years now..and all the while DFO quietly allows the kind of waste we are just now hearing about. It is an appalling situation when DFO continues to allow these ancillary negative impacts from commercial fishing activities.

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