Proposed Changes for 2020 Chinook Fisheries

On March 2, the DFO sent a letter to stakeholders and First Nations soliciting feedback on proposed management measures for South Coast Chinook. The Department received feedback on the March 2 letter from approximately 15 groups providing recommendations on possible changes to the 2019 Chinook fishery restrictions for the upcoming year, including 9 from First Nations, 2 from the Commercial sector, 1 from the Sport Fishing Advisory Board and 3 others including ENGO’s and the Province of BC. The Marine Conservation Caucus also submitted feedback.

Today the DFO released a summary of the feedback as well as the full package of letters.