A new international study is raising serious questions about a lucrative catch-and-release sport fishery for threatened white sturgeon in the lower Fraser River.
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This is the first official 2016 Fraser Salmon Update in Watershed Talk. For 2016, I will be summarizing the Fraser sockeye forecasts and the Fraser River Panel in-season adopted run sizes at...
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Proposed Fraser salmon allocation swap an issue of law, First Nations spokesperson says.
A proposal that would transfer part of the Fraser River chinook salmon allocation from recreational fishermen to First Nations groups is a bid to uphold the law regarding First Nations fishing rights.
That's according to Ken Malloway, chair of the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, which represents 30 bands on the lower Fraser.
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BC First Nations and the Chiefs in Assembly drafted the First Nations Fisheries Action Plan in 2006 (6 themes, 70 recommendations), which mandated the creation of a province-wide Fisheries Council in 2007 (the FNFC). The FNFC drafted its first Strategic Plan in 2011 and an updated version in 2015 to guide the implementation of the FN Fisheries Action Plan.
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Following Japan's devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, fear spread about risks of leaked radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant — for the health of those living in or near Fukushima or involved in cleanup efforts, and for the planet and the potential impacts on our complex marine food web.
Read more: Georgia Straight