On December 22nd, 2016, the MCC Salmon Committee sent a letter to the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This letter states:
We are writing to you with respect to the process underway in the Pacific region of Fisheries and Oceans Canada to develop an implementation plan for the Pacific Wild Salmon Policy as a means of meeting the top priority in your mandate letter to Act on the
recommendations of the Cohen Commission. We support this objective but are concerned it is being re-directed for unjustified reasons. As such, we are calling on you to immediately direct Pacific region staff to focus on developing an implementation plan with stakeholders, rather than changing the very policy they are being directed to implement.
We have asked for a meeting with the Minister to discuss this further and will report back.