Issues

The SFI is committed to advocating on behalf of its membership and actively following the interests of the sport fishing sector in British Columbia. We will use this area to post relevant information about issues of the day.  And, watch for SFI or SFI CTAG updates on Twitter.  

Questions about a particular issue or topic?  Please feel free to contact
our office by phone at 604.946.0734 or e-mail info@sportfishing.bc.ca

A VISION FOR RECREATIONAL FISHERIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

03/02/2017 10:18 PM

A sustainable and vibrant recreational fishery in British Columbia, providing broad social and economic benefits through diverse opportunities that recognize and respect other users of the resource

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FISH FARMING

04/05/2014 4:07 PM

Many in the sport fishing sector have deep concerns about the impacts of salmon farming on our vital wild salmon stocks.

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HALIBUT EXPERIMENTAL LICENCE

04/05/2014 4:04 PM

There has been much discussion regarding the 2012 change to government's halibut allocation policy and addressing ways to strive for certainty and stability. While we don't want to revisit those issues here, we do want to offer some thoughts on an aspect of the decision that has received less attention.

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HALIBUT ALLOCATION HEARING – MALCOLM CASE

04/05/2014 3:56 PM

The SFI and the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) lauded the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to uphold the Federal Court’s decision on recreational halibut allocation. In its decision, the Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed the ability of the Federal Fisheries Minister ...

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COHEN COMMISSION REPORT

04/05/2013 4:06 PM

On November 5, 2009, the Governor in Council issued an Order in Council setting out the Terms of Reference for the Cohen Commission, formally named the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.

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BC STATS – BRITISH COLUMBIA’S FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SECTOR

04/05/2013 4:05 PM

The 2012 edition of the profile of British Columbia's fisheries and aquaculture sector.

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2010 SURVEY OF RECREATIONAL FISHING IN CANADA

04/05/2013 4:05 PM

From the Survey Preface: The 2010 Survey of Recreational Fishing in Canada collected information about recreational fishing activities to assess the economic and social importance of recreational fisheries to Canada’s provinces and territories.

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